Monotony
Cast: Iveta Pole, Varis Pinkis, Artuss Kaimins, Andis Strods, Madara Melberga

Director: Juris Poskus
Camera: Andrejs Rudzāts
Additional camera: Stefan Deutschmann, Juris Poskus
Sound: Ernests Ansons
Production designer: Ilva Klavina
Costumes: Ginta Vasermane
Editors:Liene Balina, Ugis Grinbergs

Ilze (Iveta Pole) sees no future in her native village, therefore she finds tempting an ad that offers to take part in an actor's audition in the city. Her boyfriend Ojars (Varis Pinkis) takes an ironic stand. In spite of his scepticism she leaves. She fails the audition, but her pride does not let her return with nothing. Ilze stays with her cousin Linda (Madara Melberga) where she meets Archy, a shady dealer with whom she has a one night stand. A few months pass. When Ojars comes to bring her back, their relationship is put through a trial. To end the stand-off, Ojars pretends that he is about to leave for a work in Ireland. He gets caught up in his own lies but won't admit it. As he is about to leave Ilze attempts to stop him.

The film was shot using everyday reality as a source material from which the drama was shaped. Actors designed their roles working with real life protagonists. The script was developed in intensive rehearsal sessions that were recorded on video, "black" edited, adapted to the locations and filmed. The idea was to maintain a sense of realism while developing a piece of fiction.
Support: 
BEST
FILM
Competition Perspectives
Moscow IFF, Moscow, Russia
2007
BEST
DIRECTOR
Main competition
Kinosbock IFF, Anap, Russia
2007
BEST
ACTOR WORK
IFFS special award "Don Quijote"
Molodist IFF, Kiev, Ukraine
2007
BEST
CINEMATOGRAPH
Andrejs Rudzats
Listapad IFF, Minsk, Belarus
2007
BEST
DEBUT DIRECTOR
Genre "Fiction"
Listapad IFF, Minsk, Belarus
2007
NIKE
NOMINATION

2007

2007.

102 min.