Upurga

Andrejs works as an adventure trip guide, but is afraid of adventures in real life. Unfortunately this is exactly what awaits him when his influencer sister disappears after having gone to shoot a vegan sausage commercial on a river full of rapids. Facing the primeval natural forces, the worst fears of Andrejs are awakened when he embarks on a pre-doomed journey that takes his body and soul to the utmost limits. Andrejs does not know that all the paths in this peculiar forest take you exactly to what you are looking for – but in order to find it, you first have to get lost…UPURGA is the first full-length feature film by documentary director and film producer Uģis Olte. (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival)

Films - Selection
Upurga (2021) - Liberation Day (2016, doc, co-directed with Morten Traavik) - Dubultie Svešinieki (Double Aliens, 2015, mid-length doc; CE'16) - Stikine ledus slazda (Stuck in Stikine, 2007, doc)
Nachtsicht | Night Sight 2022
Uģis Olte
Latvia 2021
color
85 minutes
Latvian
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Uģis Olte, Bojana Babič, Lucas Abrahão
Cinematography Valdis Celmiņš
Editing Gatis Belogrudovs
Sound/Sounddesign Artis Dukaļskis
Music Reinis Sējāns
With Igors Šelegovskis, Inga Tropa, Rihards Sniegs, Elvita Ragovska, Reinis Boters
Producer(s) Uldis Cekulis, Raitis Ābele
Production
VFS Films
World Sales
EastWest Filmdistribution
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2021
In cooperation with SLASH.