An extraordinary and creative little girl attempts to comprehend the confusing adult world and to prove her own value despite her mother’s lack of appreciation and love in late 1930s Europe. Confronted by her mother’s contempt for her, Bille finds an escape in her vivid imagination and looks for the Dreamland.
BILLE is a poignant yet inspiring autobiographical family drama highlighting the development of a grand personality who later will become one of the most celebrated female poets and writers in Europe. It brings the excitement and visions of childhood and a life-affirming story to the big screen, leading the viewer into the enchanted world of wonder and dreams.
Based on a best-selling novel by the candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature Vizma Belševica.
European Cinema Days in Prague 2019
37th Fajr International Film Festival – Official Competition 2019
The 22nd Kristiansand Int. Children’s Film Festival – In competition 2019
ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL 2019 – 59th International Film Festival for Children and Youth
Shanghai International Film Festival – In Competition 2019
Best Feature, Latvian National Film Award “Lielais Kristaps” 2018
Public Media Award of Latvia “1kg of Culture” – Best Film 2018
The IMAGO International Award for Best Cinematography for EMERGING YOUNG CINEMATOGRAPHER cinematographer: Jurģis Kmins Latvia LGC for “BILLE”
- Inara Kolmane
- Film Studio Deviņi
- in co-production with
- Magic Lab (Czech Republic)
- Master Film (Czech Republic)
- Studija 2 (Lithuania)
- Ruta Kronberga
- Elina Vane
- Arturs Skrastins
- Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania
- 105’ min.
- Available in Full HD, DCP
- Language: Latvian
- Subtitles: English