Latvia has also submitted Blizzard of Souls to the Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film.
The New York Times has already published a review of the film, praising its camerawork and editing.
So far, an agreement to play the film has also been concluded with distributors in Korea, Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. In Britain, the film's international 104-minute-long version came out titled “The Rifleman” on the big screens, and its English-dubbed version will also be distributed in other English-speaking territories.
Since the film premiered on the big screens on 8 November 2019, more than 250 000 viewers have seen it. Blizzard of Souls has become the most watched film of all time in Latvian cinema history, breaking Latvian box-office records.