Filmfest 2019

German Age Rating

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Seven-year-old Jacob lives in town, loves drawing skyscrapers, and dreams of being an architect - just like his dad, who is away on a long business trip. Spending the summer in a historic suburb of Riga, Jacob not only discovers completly new surroundings; he also meets his know-it-all cousin Mimmi and his uncle Eagle, a former mariner, for the first time. It soon becomes apparent that the local park, including his adventure playground, are to give way to an impersonal district of steel-and-glass-skyscrapers. Jacob and Mimmi decide to stop this unpleasant turn of events, but they can do this only with a pack of talking dogs. A fun, exciting summer adventure story about an unusual friendship, in hand-drawn animation.

Recommended for ages 6 and up
School: 1st-4th grade

tags: Adventure, Animation, Friendship, Childhood, Animal, Kinderfilmfest

Speaker: Eduards Olekts, Nora Džumā, Andris Keišs


Screenplay: Liga Gaisa

Film Editor: Edmunds Jansons, Michal Poddebniak

Composer: Krzysztof A. Janczak

Production Designer: Elīna Brasliņa

Sound: Ģirts Bišs

Producer: Sabine Andersone

Production Company: Atom Art

Co-Producer: Jakub Karwowski

Co-Production Company: Letko

World Sales: New Europe Film Sales

Director: Edmunds Jansons


Edmunds Janson was born in Saldus, Latvia, in 1972. He directs animated films and does graphic design at his Atom Art studio. His animated films have been shown around the world. In 2012, he received a Master of Animation degree. Jansons is also a well-known illustrator of children’s books.