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River of Fear - Ugis Olte - Latvia


River of Fear (Latvia, 2021) by Eurochannel

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River of Fear (River of Fear, 2021)
Latvia

Director: Ugis Olte
Cast: Igors Selegovskis, Inga Tropa, Rihards Sniegs
Genre: Thriller
Length: 85’

Presentation:

In the heart of a primal wilderness, where the very air seems to whisper ancient secrets and the shadows conceal horrors beyond imagination, fear has found a new name… Eurochannel premieres River of Fear.

River of Fear, directed by the mastermind of suspenseful cinema, thrusts audiences into an eerie, primal wilderness where an uptight rafting instructor named Andrejs embarks on a treacherous journey to save his sister and a crew of influencers lost in the abyss of a wild border river valley. Their mission: to shoot a commercial for vegetarian sausages, but what they encounter defies the bounds of human understanding.

As the sun sets and the moon casts a haunting glow over the valley, a palpable sense of dread begins to seep through the screen. The natural world, seemingly serene and picturesque, is a façade concealing ancient forces eager to awaken from their slumber. The valley is pregnant with the paranormal, pulsating with a dark energy that feeds off unconscious fears and buried passions.

Andrejs, a meticulous guide paralyzed by his own anxieties, faces an unprecedented test of courage. The disappearance of his sister and the film crew shatters the veneer of his structured existence, thrusting him headlong into a reality far more terrifying than he could have imagined. The stakes are high, and the countdown to terror has begun.

In a desperate search, Andrejs navigates the twisted maze of the valley, encountering enigmatic locals whose silence holds ancient secrets. A silent cabbage fermenter and a peculiar brotherhood of hunters with their own language become harbingers of the unknown. Every path in this enigmatic forest leads to the very thing you seek, but first, one must surrender to the labyrinthine trails and become lost to find the truth.

As the adventure unfolds, the valley itself comes alive, revealing its malevolent autumnal secret. A natural phenomenon of unimaginable power, known to the locals but feared by all, takes center stage. In the clash between human will and the unfathomable forces of nature, this adventure pushes Andrejs to the edge of his sanity.

Synopsis:
A local guide is asked to lead a group of influencers along the river of a remote valley. As they get deeper into the wilderness, their venture takes a frightening turn.

Awards and festivals:
• Latvian National Film Festival - 2023 Nominee - Latvian Film Prize - Best Film
• Latvian National Film Festival - 2023 Nominee - Latvian Film Prize - Best Supporting Actress
• Latvian National Film Festival - 2023 Nominee - Latvian Film Prize - Best Cinematography
• Latvian National Film Festival - 2023 Nominee - Latvian Film Prize - Best Editing
• Latvian National Film Festival - 2023 Nominee - Latvian Film Prize - Best Sound
• Latvian National Film Festival - 2023 Nominee - Latvian Film Prize - Best Production Design
• Latvian National Film Festival - 2023 Nominee - Latvian Film Prize - Best Score

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