The "Lielais Kristaps" film festival will run from September 15 to October 25 this year. For the first time in the festival's history, all films participating in the festival will be screened for the public.
A special jury at the National Film Centre of Latvia was unanimous in selecting the low-key, but ultimately moving story of “Modris” as the movie Latvia has officially placed in the running for an “Oscar” nomination come next year. ‘Modris”, directed by Juris Kursietis, is in fact a Latvia-Greece-Germany co-production.
As of 2017, Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons will become the next Music Director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra