Film studio “Nine” and director Ināra Kolmane Kristīne Matīsa, a representative of the Latvian National Film Center, has informed the portal “Delfi” that she and her team have started the first stage of filming for the feature film “Mother ‘s Milk”, which is based on the popular novel by the writer Nora Ikstena.
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The first filming phase has started on September 15 and will run until the beginning of October. During this time, it is planned to film episodes depicting the period from 1981-1983. year when the mother (in the role of Maija Doveika) returns from Leningrad and is sent to work in a rural ambulance, her daughter (in the role of Rūta Kronberga) goes with her to the countryside, experiences life in a rural school and lives with her mother ‘s suffering. Episodic roles at this stage will also be filmed Indra Briķe as the mother’s mother, the mother’s stepfather will be Juris Lisners, the director of the rural school – Elīna Vāne.
This year, filming will mainly take place in Limbaži district and Riga, using the trains of SJSC Latvijas Dzelzceļš and JSC Pasažieru vilciens, as they were in the 1980s. Also, for the needs of the film, the Riga station will be transformed according to the Soviet appearance. The filming team would like to thank all the people who respond, give and lend various Soviet props and clothes.
It has already been reported that the director of the film is Ināra Kolmane, the screenwriter is Arvis Kolmanis. An international team will take part in the filming – cameraman Rolandas Leonavičius (Lithuania), artist Algirdas Garbačiauskas (Lithuania), props Dace Rožlapa, costume designer Evija Džonsone, make-up artist Gunda Zvirbule, producers Jānis Juhņēvičs and Marta Romanova-Jēkabs Austra Casting agency, which invites all interested parties to apply for the selection of mass viewers on the agency’s website.
The previous feature film “Bille” (2018) by director Ināra Kolmane, which was shot in the Latvian film for the centenary of Latvia and is a co-production of Latvia, Lithuania and the Czech Republic, has won both audience love and various awards, including the National Film Award “Kristaps the Great” feature film.