EUFF 2018: The Chronicles of Melanie
608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada
Directed by Viesturs KairišsDrama | Latvian | 120 min | 2016 TORONTO PREMIEREWith Sabine Timoteo, Edvīns Mekšs, Ivars Krasts, Guna Zariņa, Maija Doveika
14 of June 1941, Soviet-occupied Latvia. Without warning, the authorities break into the house of Melanie and her husband Aleksandrs and force them to leave everything behind. Together with more than 15 000 Latvians, Melanie and her son get deported to Siberia. In her fight against cold, famine and cruelty, she only gains new strength through the letters she writes to Aleksandrs, full of hope for a free Latvia and a better tomorrow.