Latvian Code: Let's Make It Pretty!

LSM announces the return of its English-subtitled series of documentary films entitled Latvian Code and selected in an annual contest held by Latvian Public Television (LTV). Latvian Code films reflect the extraordinary daily lives of ordinary Latvians. The first winner to be featured is Lāsma Ābele's film Let's Make It Pretty! (Latvian - Lai smuki!) focusing on people trying to make their surroundings more beautiful with things others might not find pretty at all.

Let's Make It Pretty! Documentary. Latvia, 2016. Director: Lāsma Ābele

The film focuses on two Rigans - Valentīna and Armands - who make makeshift yard exhibitions by their homes out of objects they've found. They share the same hobby despite not knowing each other.

As they're decorating their little gardens of wonder for the upcoming Midsummer festival, it turns out that they too can find understanding and a sense of not being alone in their dreams.

Watch the film with English subtitles above by selecting 'English' in the the CC menu.

"An Egyptian pyramid. I wonder why people would throw it out?" says Armands.

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