The fifth edition of RPFF will take place in April 25-29 at the cinema Kino Bize (Str. Elizabetes 37) and K.Suns (Str. Elizabetes 83/85) in Riga, Latvia.
The RPFF 2018 programme will explore the role of comedy and humour in documentary storytelling and films subjects that are humorous, witty, and life affirming and are, subsequently, empowered by comedic strategies. The title of the festival this year is "Comic Intent or How I Stopped Being Depressed by Documentaries and Learned to Laugh at Life."
Wednesday, April 25
17:00 - "Exploring the Uncanny" experimental video technique workshop screening
19:00 - Discussion "What is the Space for Humour in Documentary?"
Friday, April 27
17.:00 - Laughing reality away: A possibly funny survey of possible uses of humour in the production and consumption of documentary films. A lecture by Boris Mitić
19:00 - In Praise of Nothing (2017)
21:00 - Dragan Wende - West Berlin (2014)
A Romanian Evening
16:00 - PhoeniXXX (2017)
17:30 - Astra Film 20 years - short film and a conversation with the special guests Dumitru Budrala and Csilla Kato
18:40 - The Curse of the Hedgehog (2004)
20:45 - Planet Petrila (2016)
Festival after-party at Aleponija bar, Str. E. Birznieka-Upīša 22
Saturday, April 28
Aivara Freimanis' film programme
13:00 - Dzintara latvietis 87 (1987)
Hepenings ar M.Z. (1987)
14:30 - Kuldīgas freskas (1966)
Cinematic Reflexivities or I am not sure if I know what I am doing
16:00 - The Funeral Season (2011)
18:00 - The Applauseman (2015)
Inside the Applauseman: How a Crazy Story Came to the Screen, a lecture by Ruben Vermeersch
20:30 - Happily Ever After (2014)
Festival after-party at Beerfox bar, Str. Stabu 61
The Riga Pasaules Film festival is an annual film festival that is oriented towards exploring the intersections between cinema and ethnography. It is a space where practitioners and the general public can explore various aspects of the process of making films, visualising anthropology, and capabilities of cinema to convey an experience on its own terms. The festival is held at the art-house cinema “Kino Bize” in Riga, Latvia, and its fifth edition will take place in April 25-29.
Carlo Cubero - film programme curator
Madara Bunkše - film programme team
Ieva Lange - festival management
Kino Bize: Paula Bērziņa, Patrīcija Kolāte, Māris Prombergs