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Family Instinct

Local title
Perekonnainstinkt
Original title
Ģimenes Lietas
Director
Andris Gauja
Country
Latvia
Year
2010
Festival
17th Tartuff
Programme
Documentaries of Tartu Elektriteater, Kohtumisõhtu: Andris Gauja

„Family Instinct” is a film about incest - social taboo and a violation of religious norms. Zanda is a 28-year-old woman, trying to survive with her two children in a god-forsaken Latvian village. Valdis is serving a year's sentence in prison for physically abusing them. Family Instinct follows Zanda for the duration of that year as she tries to cope with the hardships of poverty and the amorous of frequently drunken attentions of several local men. During the year local community forces her to make a difficult choice: to stay with Valdis or with her children.

Director
Andris Gauja
Screenwriter
Andris Gauja
Producer
Madara Melberga
DoP
Aleksandrs Grebņevs
Music
Ģirts Koknēvičs, Ingus Baušķenieks, Andris Gauja
Production
Fa Filma
World sales
Autlook Filmsales
Runtime
Language
Latvian
Subtitles
English

Screenings

Hall Electric Cinema
ScreeningPerekonnainstinkt
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
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