Art Competition

The Olympic Man

Year
2009
Country
Latvia
Duration
80’
Director
Viesturs Kairiss

Now funny, then tragic but certainly touching story about Martins Rubenis – the Latvian luger, Olympic bronze winner, a human rights activist and DJ in one person. Just like Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin he comes down the mountain to help people.

Production
Ego Media (Latvia), Guntis Trekteris, Baznicas iela 8-20, Riga LV 1010, tel.: +371 67291720, guntis@egomedia.lv , www.egomedia.lv
Director
Viesturs Kairiss

Viesturs Kairiss was born in 1971 in Riga. In 1997, he graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture as a cinema and theatre director. The same year became a stipendiary of Latvia Creative Fund and founded “The Union of Unbearable Theatre”. In 1998, as a stipendiary of Latvia Ministry of Culture, became a member of the Paris International Artist’s City. Since 2000 he is the deputy artistic director of the New Riga Theatre. Since 1998 - a member of Filmmakers Union of Latvia.

Filmography

Magic Flute (2001), The Monument (2004), Romeo and Juliet (2004), The Olympic Man (2009)

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