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Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Latvia 
Year: 2016

 

Pelnu sanatorija (Exiled)

color/100 minutes

Director: Davis Simanis. Screenplay: Davis Simanis. Cinematographer: Andrejs Rudzats. Editing: Danielius Kokanauskis. Music: Andris Dzenitis. Cast: Ulrich Matthes, Agnese Cirule, Leonids Lencs, Toms Liepajnieks, Peteris Liepins, Dmitrijs Jaldovs, Marina Janaus.

The final year of WWI. A German army surgeon Ulrich is sent to inspect a remote convalescent home for shell-shocked patients. The strange world he encounters in which reality appears more like fiction is quite challenging for his cold rational mind. His fruitless efforts to remodel the place and an unexpected attachment to a mysterious savage boy from the surrounding woods lead Ulrich to discover his one true self.

Production:
Locomotive Productions, Studio Uljana Kim
World Sales:
Reel Suspects

Davis Simanis


Davis Simanis is well-known film director and theoretician of his generation. He has directed several documentary films that have participated in various major festivals, for example "Valkyrie Limited" (2009), "Sounds under the Sun" (2010). "Exiled" is Davis first fiction feature.

 

Filmography:

2006 Version.LNO
2009 Valkyrie Limited
2010 Pasaules skana
2012 Chronicles of the Last Temple
2014 Escaping Riga
2016 Exiled