Archive of films He Was Called Chaos Bērziņš / Viņu sauca Haoss Bērziņš

Latvia
2018, 25 min

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
Year: 2019

After being kidnapped by aliens, copy shop employee Harijs Bērziņš doesn’t quite feel at home in his skin, and even ufologist Vilma doesn’t exactly elicit his trust. On top of that, he has no idea that the gray alien mother is giving birth to his son right now. The movie’s playful experimentation with form cleverly turns the clichés of the classic sci-fi genre on their head.


Synopsis

After being kidnapped by aliens, copy shop employee Harijs Bērziņš doesn’t quite feel at home in his skin. His unusual experience slowly but surely turns him into an outcast, family and friends suddenly feel like strangers, and even the mysterious ufologist Vilma doesn’t exactly elicit his trust. While the two of them try to find a common language, the gray alien mother gives birth to Harijs’s child… He Was Called Chaos Bērziņš combines a playful style with a love of experimenting with form and material. Latvian director Signe Birkova cleverly reworks old sci-fi clichés, placing them into new and fresh contexts.

Anna Purkrábková

About the director

Signe Birkova (Riga, Latvia). Selected filmography: Upon Return I’ll Be a Flaming Rose (Es atgriezīšos kā kvēlojoša roze, 2014, short), Touch of Dzenis (Dzeņa pieskāriens, 2017, short), He Was Called Chaos Bērziņš (Viņu sauca Haoss Bērziņš, 2018)

Contacts

National Film Centre of Latvia
Peitavas street 10, LV - 1050, Riga
Latvia
Tel: +371 673 588 66, +371 673 588 78
Fax: + 371 673 588 77
E-mail: nkc@nkc.gov.lv
www: www.nkc.gov.lv

About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
   
Director: Signe Birkova
Screenplay: Signe Birkova
Dir. of Photography: Mārtiņš Jurevics
Editor: Signe Birkova
Art Director: Mārtiņš Straupe
Producer: Daiga Livčāne
Production: Latvian Academy of Culture
Cast: Toms Treinis, Ilze Ķuzule-Skrastiņa
Contact: National Film Centre of Latvia

Guests

Signe Birkova

Dita Rietuma

Film Institution Rep.


Elīna Cire

Film Institution Rep.

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