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Blizzard of Souls

Blizzard of Souls

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2019Films Action & Adventure2 h 3 mins
After losing his mother and his home, Arturs finds some consolation in joining the army. However, war is nothing like he imagined.
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Blizzard of Souls

Blizzard of Souls
Blizzard of Souls

Blizzard of Souls

Dvēseļu putenis
2019Films Action & Adventure2 h 3 mins
Available on
Blizzard of Souls
Blizzard of Souls
Details
A sixteen-year-old Arturs enlists to fight in First World War with dreams of becoming a hero, but after surviving the brutalities of trench warfare and the loss of his family, he wonders if his efforts in battle were futile and if hope is only to be found in rebuilding a family and a home as Latvia itself is born from the atrocities of war. Based on the 1934 novel Blizzard of Souls by Aleksandrs Grīns.
Director
Dzintars Dreibergs
Country
Latvia
Language
English
Latvian

Details
A sixteen-year-old Arturs enlists to fight in First World War with dreams of becoming a hero, but after surviving the brutalities of trench warfare and the loss of his family, he wonders if his efforts in battle were futile and if hope is only to be found in rebuilding a family and a home as Latvia itself is born from the atrocities of war. Based on the 1934 novel Blizzard of Souls by Aleksandrs Grīns.
Director
Dzintars Dreibergs
Country
Latvia
Language
English
Latvian

Accolades
Blizzard of Souls
Best Film
Latvian National Film Festival, 2020
Blizzard of Souls
Blizzard of Souls
Best Director
Latvian National Film Festival, 2020
Blizzard of Souls
Blizzard of Souls
Official submission of Latvia for the 'Best International Feature Film'
93rd Academy Awards, 2021
Blizzard of Souls
Blizzard of Souls
Best Film
Latvian National Film Festival, 2020
Blizzard of Souls
Blizzard of Souls
Best Director
Latvian National Film Festival, 2020
Blizzard of Souls
Blizzard of Souls
Official submission of Latvia for the 'Best International Feature Film'
93rd Academy Awards, 2021
Blizzard of Souls
Blizzard of Souls
Best Film
Latvian National Film Festival, 2020
Blizzard of Souls
Blizzard of Souls
Best Director
Latvian National Film Festival, 2020
Blizzard of Souls
Blizzard of Souls
Official submission of Latvia for the 'Best International Feature Film'
93rd Academy Awards, 2021
Blizzard of Souls

Trivia
The feature film “Blizzard of Souls” is the most anticipated film in Latvia in the 100 years since the end of the WWI and has been made in honour of the 10+ European countries, also celebrating the 100 years since the end of the First World War. It is the largest budget in the history of Baltic cinema trusted by government. This is the adaptation of Aleksandrs Grins’ novel, the story was literary written in the trenches as the author of the novel was a Latvian rifleman in the First World War and the book was forbidden in USSR. ...meaningful historical story... - President of the State of Latvia
Critics
...'"...A more realistic 1917"'
The Hollywood Reporter

Directors

Dzintars Dreibergs

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