Samuel's Travels

Category: feature
Director: Aik Karapetian
Country: Latvia, Belgium
Year: 2021
Length: 88'
Production Status: completed


Lost in remotest Latvia, on the edges of a mythical forest, SAM, is a foreigner, far from home, searching for his biological father LAGZDINS. When a minor road accident leads to a chance meeting with the pig-farmer's daughter - KIRKE, Sam's priorities must change if he it to survive. Her kind hospitality is a smoke screen to capturing him and making him a slave on the farm. Alone, unable to speak the language and chained up 24/7 with the pigs, he learns to adapt. Fortunately, a talking piglet gains Sam's confidence and shows him the way to freedom, true love and a macabre happy ever after for Lagzdins. The unusual approach to story-telling revels in taking you to the limits of the bleak, reality of Sam's life in captivity before unexpectedly interacting with bizarre and phantasmagorical stuff of myth and legend.

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