“January,” Viesturs Kairiss’s autobiographical movie set within the former Soviet Union, has been acquired for world gross sales by The Yellow Affair. The film may have its world premiere at Tribeca within the worldwide narrative competitors.
The coming-of-age movie sheds mild on the political upheaval within the early 1990’s. It follows a Jazis, a 19 year-old aspiring cinematographer who, alongside together with his mates, is making an attempt to pursue his desires of constructing films and benefit from the freedom of younger maturity. His world is thrown into chaos as he is dragged into the folks’s peaceable protests in opposition to the Soviet Military’s tried takeover of energy in his nation.
Kairiss, who co-wrote “January” with Andris Feldmanis and Livia Ulman, mentioned it was a extremely private movie for him.
“I used to be 19 in January 1991, so I’m very conversant in the protagonists and occasions of the movie. At that age, I used to be preventing for my private freedom whereas the Latvian nation was preventing for freedom from the crushing totalitarian regime of the USSR,” mentioned the filmmaker.
“The warfare in Ukraine demonstrates that this combat is not over; the tip is but not in sight. However in the meantime ‒ what occurred to me, to any of us? January is the primary month of the 12 months; on this sense, it is a movie a couple of new starting,” added Kairiss.
“January” is produced by Inese Boka-Grube and Gints Grube for Mistrus Media, a Latvian movie manufacturing firm. The forged consists of Karlis Arnolds Avots, Alise Danovska, Baiba Broka, Aleksas Kazanavicius, Juhan Ulfsak and Sandis Runge.
“We’re delighted to see that “January” – this well timed and vital drama reflecting latest European historical past – will premiere worldwide at Tribeca in addition to work with a world-class movie distribution world gross sales firm as The Yellow Affair,” mentioned Grube and Boka-Grube.
The Yellow Affair’s present slate additionally consists of the New Zealand drama “Punch” directed by Welby Ings and that includes Tim Roth, “The Gump: In Search of an Escort” by Mika Kaurismäki, Seán Breathnach’s Irish movie “Shelter,” and the documentary “Simply Animals” by Saila Kivelä and Vesa Kuosmanen which had its North American premiere at Scorching Docs. The Yellow Affair additionally just lately boarded Tomas Masin’s “Brothers” which works into manufacturing in August.