Dear English speakers, you are always more than welcome to the art-house cinema KINO BIZE, located in Riga city centre, Elizabetes str. 37 (entrance from the yard). We will list here the films of the regular repertoire or special events screened in English or with English subtitles.
The cinema is also available for private screenings and we offer membership and gift cards.
Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, Act up-Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indifference.
Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by Sean, a radical militant, who throws his last bits of strength into the struggle. More
HEAL THE LIVING
It all starts at daybreak, three young surfers on the raging seas. A few hours later, on the way home, an accident occurs. Now entirely hooked up to life-support in a hospital in Le Havre, Simon’s existence is little more than an illusion. Meanwhile, in Paris, a woman awaits the organ transplant that will give her a new lease on life. More
FOAM AT THE MOUTH
After losing his leg, ex-cop Didzis focuses on training his three beloved police dogs. His estranged wife Jana, a doctor at the local sports school, seeks romantic fulfilment with Roberts, a seventeen-year-old student and a promising swimmer. After a secret nighttime rendezvous, Jana hits a rabid wild boar with her car and eventually spreads the virus to Didzis’ three dogs.
The accident ignites dark suspicion and jealousy in Didzis. Busy with finding and punishing Jana’s secret lover, Didzis overlooks the ever-growing strangeness and aggression in his three beloved but now infected dogs. Just as the love triangle becomes toxic, the three rabid dogs escape and threaten the local town. Facing both a personal and professional fiasco, Didzis decides to take matter in his own hands. More
FAIRYTALE ABOUT THE EMPTY SPACE
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. More
A middle-aged intellectual commits an act of unintentional homicide whilst trying to regain his dignity in the eyes of his wife, but soon after it occurs to him there is a strange connection between the victim, the sudden pregnancy of his wife and the mysterious blackmailer, who tries to force him to commit yet another awful thing. More
When Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of lev on the train tracks, he decides to turn the entire amount over to the police. Grateful, the state rewards him with a new wristwatch… which soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, the head of PR for the Ministry of Transport, loses his old watch. Here starts Petrov’s desperate struggle to get back not only his old watch, but his dignity. More
B-MOVIE: LUST & SOUND IN WEST-BERLIN 1979-1989
The walled-in city which became the creative melting pot for a special kind of sub and pop culture, attracting ingenious dilettantes and world famous celebrities alike. However, before the iron curtain would fall, artists and communards, squatters and hedonists of all kinds would enjoy Berlins unconventional lifestyle. It was not about long-term commercial success, but about living for the moment - the kick - the here and now.
With mostly unreleased TV and film footage, photos and original interviews, B-MOVIE tells the story of life in the divided city, a cultural interzone in which everything and anything seemed possible in a place unlike anywhere else in Europe. More
THE CHRONICLES OF MELANIE
In the early morning of June 14, 1941, under Stalin's orders, over 40 000 people from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania were arrested, shoved into cattle cars and dispatched to permanent exile in Siberia. Among them - journalist Melanie and her 8 year old son Andrejs, forcibly separated from husband and father Aleksandrs. In the Siberian village women, ignorant of the fate of their husbands, are settled in badly built barracks and forced to work. Melanie keeps herself alive for her son and husband to whom she writes hundreds of love letters that are never sent, since his address remains unknown. After 16 years, Melanie is released and returns to Riga. More
18:00 - Heal the Living (2016) EN subs
23:00 - Foam at the Mouth (2017) EN subs
21:00 - Lady Macbeth (2016)
17:00 - 2ANNAS. EFA Short matters I
13:00 - Baby screenings. Fairytale About The Empty Space (2017) EN subs
21:00 - Heal the Living (2016) EN subs
21:00 - 2ANNAS. We have something to say
21:00 - 2ANNAS. EFA Short matters II
23:00 - Firstborn (2017) EN&RU subs
12:00 - Fairytale About The Empty Space (2017) EN subs
14:00 - Heal the Living (2016) EN subs
21:00 - Lady Macbeth (2016)
14:00 - 2ANNAS. EFA Short matters III
16:00 - Heal the Living (2016) EN subs
20:30 - Foam at the Mouth (2017) EN subs
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