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Lovable

Country
Latvia, Estonia
Genre
Drama
Project Status
In-Production
Synopsis

Agate, the older and well-off partner of Matiss and the mother of ten-year-old Stasija dies unexpectedly. It becomes a devastating blow for Stasija and a grand possibility for Matiss, a charming novice bailiff and a cheating boyfriend, to “upgrade” his social status with Agates grand
house. Matiss and Stasija are stuck together in order to find the only relative left - the missing brother of Agate. This journey leaves irreversible footprints on both of them.

Original title
Mīlulis
Completion date
Budget
683866 €
Financed
658801 €
Looking for
Sales, festivals
Screenwriter
Staņislavs Tokalovs
Director
Staņislavs Tokalovs
Screenwriter
Waldemar Kalinowski
Producer
Aija Bērziņa
Co-producer
Evelin Penttila
Production Company
Tasse Film
Production Company
Stellar Film
Contact name
Aija Berzina
Contact email
aija@tasse.lv
Contact web
www.tasse.lv
Screenwriter, Director
Staņislavs Tokalovs

Stanislavs Tokalovs has acquired a Directors degree in Raindance Film School, London. His short film A Little Longer (2015) won the National Best Short Film award in 2015 and has been to various film festivals around the world. His first feature What Nobody Can See (2017) premiered at Moscow Film Festival and has been to over 15 film festivals around the world. Now he is finishing his second feature film Lovable and getting his Master’s degree in film in Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga.

Producer
Aija Bērziņa

Aija Berzina has graduated European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark, and the Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga. Her first film as producer was the daring documentary by Ivars Zviedris – Documentarian (VFS Films, 2012) which was awarded Latvia’s national award for the best film and premiered at Dok Leipzig. Her next – and the first from her company TASSE FILM – Renars Vimba feature fiction Mellow Mud (2016). Premiered at the Berlinale, it won a Crystal Bear for best film in the Generation 14plus program. Her latest productions include titles like Oleg by Juris Kursietis and Finnish co-production Dogs don’t wear pants both selected for Quinzaine, Cannes 2019. Since 2014 Aija is also first chair of the Film Council in Latvia, and since 2013 – president of the Film Producers Association of Latvia. In 2014 Aija founded the Riga International Film Festival.

Production Company
Tasse Film

Founded in 2011, Tasse Film is mainly focused on producing high quality fiction films, working with both established directors as well as discovering new talents and bringing them to international market. Company’s latest titles include films like Oleg by Latvian director Juris Kursietis (Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium, France) and Finnish coproduction Dogs Don’t Wear Pants both of which premiered in the Director’s Fortnight programme in Cannes 2019.

Production Company
Stellar Film

Stellar Film production company based in Tallinn, Estonia established in 2015 by producer Evelin Penttilä. Stellar is producing original content as well as collaborating in international productions – we are experienced co-producers and users of FilmEstonia cash rebate measure. Our short horror film Bad Hair was selected to Sundance 2020 and Finnish-Estonian co-production Maria’s Paradise premiered at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival in September 2019. Among other films that are in development or have finished production, Stellar Film is working on Latvian-Estonian family adventure Christmas in the Jungle (dir. Jaak Kilmi) that will be in cinemas Dec 2020. Stellar Film is part of Estonian Film Cluster and one of the founders of Tallinn Film Wonderland.

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