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Blizzard of Souls

Latvia’s Official Submission to the 2021 Oscars for Best International Feature

Blizzard of Souls pays stark witness to the horrors and brutality of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of an innocent 17-year-old farm-boy turned soldier. Though he is underage, and his dad, a former marksman, is overage for the army, they are both conscripted into one of Latvia’s first national battalions. The thrill of training is soon followed by reality, as shells burst around them in the endless mud. He grows up on the battlefield, fighting at the side of his father and brother, their lives are constantly in jeopardy.

Adapted from the book by Aleksandrs Grins, which was banned in the U.S.S.R., the story was based on Grins’ own war experiences in a Latvian battalion, and the film is the biggest box office success in Latvia in the past 30 years.

Presented in Latvian with English subtitles

2019. 123 minutes. Drama. NR.

Blizzard of Souls is the top-grossing film of all time at the Latvian box office and if you had to guess at the kind of film that would inspire such nationwide enthusiasm, you’d guess it was something like this: a lavishly mounted, lion-hearted first world war epic based on a book banned by the Soviets for 60 years.

Ellen Jones - The Guardian

…an honest yet frenzied interpretation of the veracity of warfare, with utterly breathtaking cinematography, reminiscent of the brilliance of Band of Brothers…. As the young, endearing lead, Brantevics is extraordinary….

Guy Lambert - The Upcoming

Blizzard of Souls derives its power from its strong, simple depiction of war seen through the eyes of an innocent 17-year-old soldier. …exceptionally atmospheric cinematography….

Deborah Young - The Hollywood Reporter

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Rent Online - $10

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After your purchase, you have 7 days to start watching and 3 days to finish.

Rent 4-Film Pass for $30 - a $10 savings!

Passes available now

4-Film Pass includes rental access to Blizzard of Souls, My Little Sister, You Will Die at Twenty, and True Mothers.

Films will become available to view as they are released virtually to the public.