In the Land That Sings (Zeme, kas dzied), dir. Māris Martinsons, 150’, Latvia/Estonia

Looking for ways to help Latvian culture flourish, leaders of the Riga Latvian Society decide to hold the 1st Latvian Singing Festival in 1873. At first they are a group of only four people, but very soon others – Latvians, Baltic Germans and Russians  – get involved. Also twenty-year-old Anna, who has a strong desire to sing. Despite the obstacles she faces as a woman of that era, she finds a way to join the movement. By singing, she finds self-confidence, power, joy and a sense of unity, flourishing together with the Latvian nation and becoming a symbol of women’s freedom.

In the Land That Sings

Scriptwriters Dainis Īvāns, Māris Martinsons
Cinematographer Jānis Jurkovskis
Production Designer Mārtiņš Kalseris
Sound Director Aleksandrs Vaicahovskis
Editor Māris Martinsons
Original Music Jēkabs Jančevskis
Main Cast Andris Bulis, Vilis Daudziņš, Marta Lovisa Jančevska, Priit Pius
Producer Linda Krūkle
Production Company K FILMS
In Co-production with Kopli Kinokompanii & A Film Eesti (Estonia)
Co-producers Anneli Ahven, Kristel Tõldsepp

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia
Latvian National Centre for Culture
Estonian Film Institute
Latvian Television (LTV)
Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT)

Linda Krūkle
+371 2205 1060