Scyscrapers where parks used to be
Edmunds Jansons’ feature film Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs (7+) premieres today at 11.30 am at Kinodvor, in the presence of the author, of course.
Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs is a story for the whole family that can be understood on many different levels.
Jacob lives in the city and dreams of becoming an architect like his busy dad. He spends a lot of time drawing buildings and daydreaming while his father is at work. One day dad needs to go away on business for longer than usual and Jacob has to spend a whole week with his bossy cousin Mimmi and her ex-pirate father Eagle in Riga’s historical suburb called Maskachka. As soon as Jacob arrives it turns out that the local park is about to be transformed into new skyscrapers by a greedy businessman. Jacob and Mimmi decide to stop the development. It turns out that they can only do it with the help of a pack of local dogs that… can talk!
“As a kid, it would be nice to have a chance to get out of the apartment every once in a while and not just sit in front of the screen. Do something that hasn’t been scheduled weeks before and just talk to people. I think it’s very important. Which is why in the film, we wanted to create a universe where you could feel safe and warm. And a bit nostalgic perhaps.” - Edmunds Jansons
Before the feature we will screen a short film Pigtail And Mr. Sleeplessness of the same author.