Saule Brauca Debesīs (see title for translation) is a neat little Latvian animation film coming out soon (November 15). It’s part of the ‘100 Films for 100 Years’ cycle going on this year, what with the centenary and all. I think it quite lovelily demonstrates the oddity that is Latvian animation and art – it’s got its own style that is distinctively, traditionally Latvian, and the story is taken from folklore: folk songs and folk story motifs are a heavy influence. I think it’s adorable. Here’s the trailer:
I don’t think you need too much of the language to get an idea of the plot.
Here’s a full version of the song in the trailer, the video includes more delightful scenes from the film –
And anyone who wants to test their Latvian or Russian skills can find more information on the film here.