Archive of films Seven Awkward Sex Scenes. Part One / Septiņas neveikla seksa reizes. Pirmā daļa

2016, 26 min

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Year: 2017

A young filmmaker struggles to defend a film about her own life. Director Liene Linde plays a director who struggles for the right to shoot a film, screen it before an audience, and not back down even one inch concerning what she wants to express. Employing humor and understanding, she comments on the lives of contemporary young women, but also on the challenges of making a movie.


A young director, who sits in front of a commission defending a film based on her own experiences with sex and relationships, is continually confronted with questions about why she’s making the movie. The answer doesn’t come easy… Linde took on a difficult task for her short film. Not only does she capture contemporary young women with humor and the unvarnished truth, but she also defends her right to creative freedom. She herself took on the role of the director struggling against the challenges posed by a film shoot, thereby presenting an original form that helps us understand how difficult it can be to create without compromise.

Anna Purkrábková

About the director

Liene Linde (b. 1986) is a Latvian director and film critic. She graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture with the short film Fake Me a Happy New Year (2013), which won prizes at several international film festivals and was awarded a Lielais Kristaps, the Latvian national film award. Her short work includes 86 Fuckyous (2011), The Elevator (2014), and Earth Is the Loneliest Planet (2015).


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Liene Linde


About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Director: Liene Linde
Screenplay: Liene Linde
Dir. of Photography: Dainis Juraga
Editor: Armands Začs, Liene Linde
Producer: Liene Linde
Production: Latvian Academy of Culture
Cast: Inga Tropa, Liene Linde, Jurijs Djakonovs, Toms Liepājnieks, Klāvs Mellis
Contact: National Film Centre of Latvia, Liene Linde


Liene Linde

Film Director

Dita Rietuma

Film Institution Rep.


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