Director: Ivars Zviedris

Latvia, Documentary, 2012, 82 min, latvian with english and lithuanian subtitles, N-13

Inta is a brusque woman who lives alone on the edge of a picturesque marsh. One day her solitude is intruded upon by the arrival of a documentary filmmaker. In his eyes Inta is an outstanding would-be film protagonist but the wild woman would rather put a curse on the importunate intruder than let herself be filmed. But the filmmaker’s persistence finally succeeds in melting the ice of Inta’s heart... Just in order to break it soon afterwards. “Documentarian” has humour and a fantastic character, who both loves and hates to be filmed at the same time as she is building a friendship with the director who is creating a movie about her.


2012 – Public Award at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (Germany).
2012 – Best Feature Documentary Award at the National Festival Lielais Kristaps (Latvia).

About the directors:

Ivars Zviedris was born in 1967. He graduated in film directing from Latvian Academy of Culture in 2001. His films display a genuine interest in the innermost hidden feelings and sensibilities of his protagonists, and a skill in capturing them on film. He is the member of the Latvian National Television and Radio Board.
Inese Kļava was born in 1976 in Latvia. In 2004 she graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture (TV cinematographer – director). From 1997 to 2000 she worked as a reporter in the largest Latvian morning paper “Diena”. Since 1999 she has been working as a director of different TV programmes, films and TV shows.

Section: All the Muses

Screenplay: Ivars Zviedris, Inese Klava, Inga Abele

Dir. of Photography: Ivars Zviedris

Music: Aivars Riekstins