Samuel's Travels

Local title
Samueli rännakud
Director
Aik Karapetian
Country
Latvia, Belgium
Year
2021
Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
HÕFF Main Programme
Genre
satirical comedy
Subject
harrassment, love, rular life, fairytale

Lost in remotest part of Eastern Europe, on the edges of a mythical forest, Sam, is a foreigner, far from home, searching for his biological father Lagzdins. When a minor road accident leads to a chance meeting with a pig-farmer’s daughter – Kirke, Sam’s priorities must change if he wants to survive. Her kind hospitality is a smoke screen to capturing him and making him a slave on the farm. Alone, unable to speak the language and chained up 24/7 with the pigs, he learns to adapt and starts gaining the confidence that might lead to freedom and true love.

Director
Aik Karapetian
Screenwriter
Aik Karapetian, Aleksandr Rodionov
Cast
Kevin Janssens, Laura Siliņa, Aigars Vilims, Normunds Griestiņš, Juris Bartkevičs, Guntis Pilsums
Producer
Gints Grube
DoP
Jurģis Kmins
Production designer
Jurģis Krāsons
Editor
Paula Popmane
Composer
Justine Bourgeus
Production
Mistrust Media
World sales
Level K
Runtime
Language
English, Latvian
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Aik Karapetian

Aik Karapetian (b. 1983)

Cilveki tur (Inimesed kusagi, PÖFF 2012), The Man in the Orange Jacket (Mees oranžis jakis, PÖFF, 2014), Pirmdzimtais (Esmasündinu, PÖFF 2017), Samuel's Travels (2021)

Screenings

Suur saal Haapsalu Kultuurikeskus
ScreeningSamueli rännakud
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsAik Karapetijan
Trailer