Blizzard of Souls

    Genre
    Drama, History, War
  • Runtime
    123 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Latvia
  • Languages
    Latvian

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Latvia's Official Submission to the Academy Awards, Blizzard of Souls pays stark witness to the horrors and brutality of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of an innocent 17-year-old farm-boy turned soldier. Though he is underage, and his dad, a former marksman, is overage for the army, they are both conscripted into one of Latvia’s first national battalions. The thrill of training is soon followed by reality, as shells burst around them in the endless mud. He grows up on the battlefield, fighting at the side of his father and brother, their lives are constantly in jeopardy.Adapted from the book by Aleksandrs Grins, which was banned in the U.S.S.R., the story was based on Grins’ own war experiences in a Latvian battalion, and the film is the biggest box office success in Latvia in the past 30 years.
DIRECTED BY:
Dzintars Dreibergs
WRITTEN BY:
Boriss Frumins, Aleksandrs Grins (novel)
CAST INCLUDES:
Oto Brantevics, Raimonds Celms, Martins Vilsons

SYNOPSIS

After losing his mother and his home, Arturs finds some consolation in joining the army. However, war is nothing like he imagined.

Blizzard of Souls

    Genre
    Drama, History, War
  • Runtime
    123 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Latvia
  • Languages
    Latvian
DIRECTED BY
Dzintars Dreibergs
WRITTEN BY
Boriss Frumins, Aleksandrs Grins (novel)
CAST INCLUDES
Oto Brantevics, Raimonds Celms, Martins Vilsons
Latvia's Official Submission to the Academy Awards, Blizzard of Souls pays stark witness to the horrors and brutality of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of an innocent 17-year-old farm-boy turned soldier. Though he is underage, and his dad, a former marksman, is overage for the army, they are both conscripted into one of Latvia’s first national battalions. The thrill of training is soon followed by reality, as shells burst around them in the endless mud. He grows up on the battlefield, fighting at the side of his father and brother, their lives are constantly in jeopardy.Adapted from the book by Aleksandrs Grins, which was banned in the U.S.S.R., the story was based on Grins’ own war experiences in a Latvian battalion, and the film is the biggest box office success in Latvia in the past 30 years.

After losing his mother and his home, Arturs finds some consolation in joining the army. However, war is nothing like he imagined.