PÖFF : BNFF

World premiere

Upurga

Local title
Ohverdus
Title in Russian
Жертва
Original title
Upurga
Director
Uģis Olte
Country
Latvia
Year
2021
Programme
Baltic Film Competition
Genre
thriller

Andrejs works as an adventure trip guide, but is afraid of adventures in real life. Unfortunately this is exactly what awaits him when his influencer sister disappears after having gone to shoot a vegan sausage commercial on a river full of rapids. Facing the primeval natural forces, the worst fears of Andrejs are awakened when he embarks on a pre-doomed journey that takes his body and soul to the utmost limits. Andrejs does not know that all the paths in this peculiar forest take you exactly to what you are looking for – but in order to find it, you first have to get lost…

“Upurga” is the first full-length feature film by documentary director and film producer Uġis Olte (“Liberation Day”, 2016) who is also well known to the Estonian audience.

Edvinas Pukšta

Director
Uģis Olte
Screenwriter
Uģis Olte, Bojana Babič, Lucas Abrahão
Cast
Igors Šelegovskis, Inga Tropa, Rihards Sniegs, Elvita Ragovska, Reinis Boters
Producer
Uldis Cekulis, Raitis Ābele
DoP
Valdis Celmiņš
Editor
Gatis Belogrudovs
Music
Reinis Sējāns
Production
VFS Films
Runtime
Language
Latvian
Subtitles
English
Director
Uģis Olte

Uģis Olte

Stuck in Stikine (2007, doc), Double Aliens (2015, doc), Liberation Day (2016, doc, co-dir), Upurga (2021)

Award for Best Baltic Film, grant of 3500 euros from Toyota

Screenings

Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening100506 / Ohverdus
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening100406 / Ohverdus
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsUgis Olte - Director, Uldis Cekulis - Producer, Valdis Celminš - DOP, Rihards Sniegs - Actor, Teo Olte - Actor, Morten Traavik - Actor, Gatis Belogrudovs - Editor, Artis Dukalskis - Sound Design
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Trailer