Pelican in the Desert
Pelican in the Desert

Pelican in the Desert

Director Viestur Kairišs

Production year 2014

Length 68min.

Country Latvia


Latgale is a land on the very eastern edge of the European Union. Sometimes it seems like a land in the middle of a body of water. At other times, it seems a desert with the ark of rescued humanity all covered by sand. The film presents a land that is made by people, spiritual and physical extremes of living and thoroughly Christian resurrection.


Viestur Kairišs
Viestur Kairišs



Roberts Vinovskis


Viestur Kairišs

Director of Photography

Gints Berzins


Aleksandrs Vaicahovskis


Andra Lejniece Dorsh

Production company(ies)

Locomotive Productions Bruninieku 28-57, Riga LV-1011, Latvia

Viestur Kairišs

Since graduating from the Latvian Academy of Culture, Department of Film and Theatre Directing in 1997 he has made several notable feature films and documentaries. Kairish made his filmmaking debut in 1998 with a short film titled The Train. The short drama The Wedding brought him the National Film Award Lielais Kristaps. In 2001 Kairish directed his first feature-length movie Leaving by the Way. In 2001 he participated in the 49th Venice Bienniale with short film Magic Flute. At the moment Kairish is directing his next feature.


The Train (1998, doc.), The Wedding (2000, short), Leaving by the Way (2001), Magic Flute (2001, short), The Monument (2004, doc.), Romeo and Juliet (2004, doc.), The Dark Deer (2006), Lohengrin from Varka Crew (2009, doc.), Invisible City (2014, doc.), Pelican in the Desert (2014, doc.).

FILMS 2015