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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Oļeg

Fortnight 2019, Feature film, 1h48
World premiere

Synopsis

Latvian Oleg tries to make a living and finds a job in his profession, in a meat factory in Brussels. Betrayed by a colleague, this job doesn’t last. Oleg is then sheltered by the Polish migrant-worker mafia.

Director

Juris Kursietis

Later a Northern Media School graduate with a master’s degree in film directing, Juris Kursietis started out at the age of 20 as a foreign correspondent for the Latvian Television. His debut feature Modris saw its world premiere as the official selection of Toronto International Film Festival. The film also was given Special Mention in San Sebastian Film Festival and the Best Director award in Tbilisi International Film Festival.

Anna Prochniak
Dawid Ogrodnik
Valentin Novopolskij

screenplay
Juris Kursietis, Līga Celma-Kursiete, Kaspars Odiņš

photography
Bogumil Godfrejow

sound
Vytis Puronas

production design
Laura Dišlere, Stephan Rubens

editing
Matyas Veress

production
Tasse Film
Blaumanu street 34
Riga, LV1011 – Lettonie
C : +371 26466014 / +371 2615 6356
aija@tasse.lv, alise@tasse.lv
www.tasse.lv

coproduction
Iota Production (Belgique)
In Script (Lituanie)
Arizona Productions (France)

foreign sales
Best Friend Forever
Rue du Géomètre, 10
1080 Brussels – Belgium
martin@bffsales.eu
www.bestfriendforever.be

distribution
Arizona Distribution
18 rue des Cendriers
75020 Paris – France
T : +33 9 54 52 55 72
benedicte@arizonafilms.net
www.arizonafilms.fr

publicist
France
Ciné-Sud Promotion
Claire Viroulaud & Mathilde Cellier
T : +33 1 44 54 54 77
claire@cinesudpromotion.com
mathilde@cinesudpromotion.com

Title in Original Version : Oleg

Cannes projection

May 17
14h45
Théâtre Croisette

May 18
11h30
Cinéma Les Arcades / Salle 1

21h30
Studio 13

May 19
11h30
Théâtre de La Licorne

Press release

Impressionnant de réalisme /// France Info

this stirring drama grows darker and more despairing /// The Hollywood Reporter

un coup de poing déchirant /// Ecran Large