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A family film based on the novel “Bille” by the popular Latvian writer Vizma Belševica. Partly autobiograpical novel “BILLE” is one of the pearls in the classics of Latvian literature. It tells a story about a childhood and the world of a child in 1930s pre-war Latvia (1937-1939), during the first Republic of Latvia when Latvia was an independent European country.

On the colorful and prosaic historical background, from this film we’re going to learn that personal relationships and dreams of children are the same as they were then. The girl has a dream to break out of poverty and the grip of inferiority; it is Bille’s personal path towards growth. The actual Bille–writer Vizma Belševica herself–managed to find her way which proves that dreams may come true.

The core of the film crew of feature film „BILLE” consists of: Screenplay Writers Evita Sniedze and Arvis Kolmanis, Director Ināra Kolmane, Director of Photography Jurģis Kmins, Art Director Ieva Romanova, Producers Jānis Juhņēvičs and Marta Romanova-Jēkabsone. The leading role of the little Bille is played by Rūta Kronberga, Elīna Vāne stars as Bille’s Mother but the role of Father is taken by Artūrs Skrastiņš. Supporting and character roles are played by Gundars Āboliņš, Guna Zariņa, Vilis Daudziņš, Lilita Ozoliņa and other well-known Latvian actors.

Screenplay writers: Evita Sniedze, Arvis Kolmanis
Director: Ināra Kolmane
Director of Photography Jurģis Kmins

Producers: Jānis Juhņēvičs and Marta Romanova-Jēkabsone
Co-Producers: Dagmar Sedláčková, Michal Křeček
Associate Producer: Andrea Shaffer