FIRSTBORN

by Aik Karapetian
FIRSTBORN

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Nation: Latvia

Year: 2017

Length: 90'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

The married couple Francis and Katrina are going through a difficult moment because they are unable to have children. One day, they become the target of a delinquent who humiliates Katrina and then robs them. To shake off his wife’s accusations that he hadn’t reacted, Francis tracks down the assailant and causes his death during a fight. But Francis is able to prove he wasn’t involved and, shortly afterward, Katrina tells him she is pregnant. But the fact that something isn’t quite right in this apparently happy picture is soon confirmed when an anonymous package arrives.

Director

Aik Karapetian

Aik Karapetian

Aik Karapetian (Armenia, 1983) grew up and studied in Latvia, where he received a master’s degree from the Latvian Academy of Culture. He completed his studies in 2008 at the College of Cinematography ESEC in Paris. In the meantime, he debuted in directing with the short Riebums (2007) and then dedicated himself to the theatre, directing productions of The Barber of Seville and The Merchant of Venice for the Latvian National Opera. In 2012, he returned to film and directed his first feature movie, the crime drama People Out There, which competed at the Karlovy Vary Festival. His second feature, The Man in the Orange Jacket, was presented at Torino Film Festival in 2014 in the section After Hours.

Filmography:
Riebums (cm, 2007), Cilveki tur/Lyudi tam (People Out There, 2012), M.o.zh. (The Man in the Orange Jacket, 2014), Pirmdzimtais (Firstborn, 2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Aik Karapetian
fotografia/cinematography
Jānis Eglītis
montaggio/film editing
Andris Grants
scenografia/production design
Aivars Ž ukovskis
costumi/costume design
Katrīna Liepa
musica/music
Andris Dzenītis
suono/sound
Ernests Ansons, Verners Biters
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Maija Doveika (Katrina), Kaspars Zņotiš (Francis), Dainis Grube (Gatis), Kaspars Zāle (Armands)
produttore/producer
Roberts Vinovskis
produzione/production
Locomotive Productionsa

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contatti/contacts
Reel Suspects
Alberto Alvarez Aguilera
a@reelsuspects.com
www.reelsuspects.com

Synopsis Learn more

The married couple Francis and Katrina are going through a difficult moment because they are unable to have children. One day, they become the target of a delinquent who humiliates Katrina and then robs them. To shake off his wife’s accusations that he hadn’t reacted, Francis tracks down the assailant and causes his death during a fight. But Francis is able to prove he wasn’t involved and, shortly afterward, Katrina tells him she is pregnant. But the fact that something isn’t quite right in this apparently happy picture is soon confirmed when an anonymous package arrives.

Director All about direction

Aik Karapetian

Aik Karapetian

Aik Karapetian (Armenia, 1983) grew up and studied in Latvia, where he received a master’s degree from the Latvian Academy of Culture. He completed his studies in 2008 at the College of Cinematography ESEC in Paris. In the meantime, he debuted in directing with the short Riebums (2007) and then dedicated himself to the theatre, directing productions of The Barber of Seville and The Merchant of Venice for the Latvian National Opera. In 2012, he returned to film and directed his first feature movie, the crime drama People Out There, which competed at the Karlovy Vary Festival. His second feature, The Man in the Orange Jacket, was presented at Torino Film Festival in 2014 in the section After Hours.

Filmography:
Riebums (cm, 2007), Cilveki tur/Lyudi tam (People Out There, 2012), M.o.zh. (The Man in the Orange Jacket, 2014), Pirmdzimtais (Firstborn, 2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Aik Karapetian
fotografia/cinematography
Jānis Eglītis
montaggio/film editing
Andris Grants
scenografia/production design
Aivars Ž ukovskis
costumi/costume design
Katrīna Liepa
musica/music
Andris Dzenītis
suono/sound
Ernests Ansons, Verners Biters
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Maija Doveika (Katrina), Kaspars Zņotiš (Francis), Dainis Grube (Gatis), Kaspars Zāle (Armands)
produttore/producer
Roberts Vinovskis
produzione/production
Locomotive Productionsa

**
contatti/contacts
Reel Suspects
Alberto Alvarez Aguilera
a@reelsuspects.com
www.reelsuspects.com