OLEG
OLEG

OLEG

Director Juris Kursietis

Production year 2019

Length 108min.

Country Latvia/Lithuania/Belgium/France

SYNOPSIS

Belgium, today. Oleg is a young Latvian butcher. He arrives in Brussels in the hope of getting a better salary in a meat factory. His experience turns short after being betrayed by a Colleague. Alone in a country where he doesn’t belong, he quickly falls under the yoke of Andrzej, a Polish criminal.

CAST & CREW

Juris Kursietis
Juris Kursietis

Director

Producer

Aija Berzina, Alise Gelze, Nadia Khamlichi, Adrian Politowski

Script

Liga Celma-Kursiete, Juris Kursietis, Kaspars Odins

Director of Photography

Bogumil Godfrejow

Production designer

Laura Dislere

Sound

Vytis Puronas, Martins Rozentals

Edit

Matyas Veress

Cast

Valentin Novopolskij, Dawid Ogrodnik, Anna Próchniak

Production company

Iota Production Iota Productions Tasse Film Umedia uFund

Juris Kursietis

Juris Kursietis worked for six years on Latvian National Television as an international journalist. After a Master’s degree in cinema from the Northern Media School in the United Kingdom, he became an assistant director on a number of Latvian movies. He directed his first feature-length film Modris, between 2012 and 2013. In 2014, the film was selected for Toronto, San Sebastian New Directors (Special Jury Prize), Warsaw, Cottbus, Thessaloniki, Leeds, Goa, Tbilissi (Best Director), Riga (Best First Film and Best Actress in a Supporting Role), FesbioFest, Bergamo, Guadalajara, Chicago, Vilnius, Fajr, Brussels, ArtFilmFest, Kinoshock (Best Director), Helsinki, CinEast, Lübeck, Santa Barbara, Prishtina and Busan. Oleg, his second film, has been selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, 2019.


Filmography

The Bicycle Story (2007, short), Will Have It Tomorrow (2008, short), Modris (2014), Oleg (2019).

FILMS 2019