The Fairytale of Empty Space in Riga IFF feature film competition.

Every year, films from the Baltic Sea region are entered into the Riga International Film Festival feature film competition. This year in the competition programme, Krista Burāne’s feature length documentary THE FAIRYTALE OF EMPTY SPACE will also have it’s national premiere (on September 13). The film tells the story of outstanding Latvian stage designer and educator Andris Freibergs.
The cinematic series about three significant figures in Latvian theatre – directors Oļģerts Kroders (“The Fifth Hamlet” (2007), Māra Ķimele (“Mara” (2014), and the newest about Andris Freibergs – all investigate how loneliness, love and death weave the films’ heroes’ lives and art together as if it would be a tight braid. In the “Fairytale” the accomplished European stage designer and educator paints a self-portrait by shaping the stage for an imaginary production titled Andris Freibergs. He transforms himself into a space that contains close to eighty years worth of stunning success, tragic loss, birth and death. It is an attempt to create the perfect empty space – one that would simultaneously encompass everything and nothing, the beginning and the end.
The film has been made possible with the support of the National Film Centre of Latvia, the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, the Riga Council, the Latvian National Opera and ELM Media.

Director: Krista Burāne
Art director: Toms Burāns
Doll designer: Mārtiņš Rozenfelds
Original music: Reinis Sējāns
Producer: Uldis Cekulis

Dokumentālā filma PASAKA PAR TUKŠO TELPU, kuras pirmizrāde notiks 13. septembrī, ir vienīgā Latvijas filma, kas iekļauta Rīgas Starptautiskā kino festivāla pilnmetrāžas filmu konkursa programmā.
Filmu cikls par trīs izcilām Latvijas teātra personībām – režisoriem Oļģertu Kroderu (“Piektais Hamlets” (2007), Māru Ķimeli (“Māra” (2014) un jaunāko – par scenogrāfu Andri Freibergu – pēta to, kā vientulība, mīlestība un nāve savij kā ciešā bizē filmas varoņu dzīves un mākslas darbus. Filmā savu pašportretu Andris Freibergs rada uz skatuves kā izrādes “Andris Freibergs” scenogrāfiju.
Filmas tapšanu atbalstījuši Nacionālais Kino centrs, Valsts Kultūrkapitāla fonds, Rīgas dome, Latvijas Nacionālā opera un ELM Media.