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The Pit

Dace PŪCE
Latvia 2020 108min DCP color Fiction 12 Asian Premiere
Overview

When 10-year-old boy ends up teaching a neighbor girl a cruel lesson, he is shunned by the small-town community and forms an alliance with a transgender man to learn what it truly means to be different.

Review

A small town in Latvia. Markuss is living with his grandma. He inherits great artistic talent from his late father, but nobody around him encourages him to develop his skills, rather laughs at him and forces him to live an average life. Marcuss one day escapes into the woods while being bullied by his neighborhood friends, and meets a mysterious person named Sailor, learns he was the teacher who taught stained glass to his father. Learning from Sailor just as his father did, Marcuss shines off his great talents even feeling free, but Sailor has a heartbreaking memory in him that he didn’t share. Based on Jana Egle’s original work in Latvia, it’s a debut film of director Dace Pūce who was a singer and dancer. It shows delicate and dreamy images throughout the film and the incredible performance of the actor Damirs Onackis who played the young Marcuss adds to the emotions of the film. (CHUN Jinsu)

CREDIT
  • ScreenplayJana EGLE, Monta GAGANE, Dace PŪCE, Peteris ROZITIS
  • ProducerKlaus HEYDMANN, Kristele PUDANE, Elina ZAZERSKA
  • CinematographyGatis GRINBERGS
  • GafferToms LOCMELIS
  • Production DesignLaura DISLERE
  • EditorAntti JÄÄSKELÄINEN, Jussi RAUTANIEMI
  • SoundIlvars VEGIS
CastAigars VILIMS, Damirs ONACKIS, Luize BIRKENBERGA
FILM SOURCE
TV Co. Srl / sandro@tvco.eu
DIRECTOR
Dace PŪCE
Dace Pūce is a Latvian Filmmaker. She attended courses in film directing at NYU. Her first feature film Manny (2020) won the Best First Time Director of the European Cinematography Award. Her second feature film The Pit was awarded the Grand Prix at the 62th Lubeck Film Festival.
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