Pelican in the Desert

In the eastern border of European Union lies Latgallia. It is the only catholic area in otherwise protestant Latvia. Before the holocaust it was also home for the Jiddish speaking Jews. In this calm and beautifully shot film the past is present as memories, and the future is soon to disappear.

Text: Katri Tenhola

Languages: Latvian, Russian
Subtitles: English

  • Name in Original Language: Pelikans tuksnesi
  • Director: Viesturs Kairi┼ís
  • Country: Latvia
  • Year: 2014
  • Length: 68 min
  • Age limit: null
  • Cinematography: Gints Berzins
  • Editing: Andra Lejniece-Dorsh
  • Audio: Aleksandrs Vaicahovskis
  • Production: Roberts Vinovskis / Locomotive Productions


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