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Homo Novus film premiere - January 26, 2019, 3:45 pm

The most popular Latvian film in 2018 premieres in NYC

“Homo Novus” (translated “young man”) is a story set in late 1930s in Latvia. A talented but poor artist Juris arrives in the capital, Riga, from the countryside. At the same time, another artist, arrogant Eizens, returns from his “painting sessions” in Paris determined to get his hands on his rich uncle's wealth. Both young men come under the influence of art critic and pathological intriguer Kurcums who hatches an elaborate plot to promote Juris at the expense of Eizens. All goes to plan until beautiful artist Ciemalda enters the picture, triggering a chain of unexpected events that will change everyone's lives for good.


Directed by Anna Viduleja and based upon a novel by Anslavs Eglitis. Eglitis was one of the most prolific Latvian writers who went into exile. Living in L.A. he was a member of the Hollywood press corps, and took part in the “Oscar” and “Golden Globe” jury. "Homo Novus" premiered in Riga on September 26, 2018 and since its release became the #1 box office Latvian film for 2018 with 88 500 attendances.

Skatītākā Latvijas filma 2018. gadā - Ņujorkas pirmizrāde

“Homo Novus” (tulk. “jaunais cilvēks”) ir stāsts par jaunu un nabadzīgu, bet ambiciozu provinces mākslinieku Juri Upenāju, kurš no laukiem ierodas Rīgā, lai iekarotu savu vietu mākslas pasaulē. Jau pirmajā vakarā nokļūstot mākslinieku bohēmā un satiekot savu mīlestību, Jura pirmie soļi Rīgā izvēršas par komisku, reizēm aizkustinošu pārpratumu virknējumu. Filma uzņemta pēc Anšlava Eglīša tāda paša nosaukuma romāna motīviem.

Kopš filmas pirmizrādes septembra beigās simtgades spēlfilmu “Homo Novus” kopumā noskatījušies jau gandrīz 88 500 skatītāji, kas pēc kinoizplatītāju datiem to ierindo 2018. gada populārāko Latvijas filmu topa virsotnē.

Režisore un scenārija autore Anna Viduleja.

122 min. In Latvian with English subtitles. Introduction by Linda Treija.

Watch trailer - click here.

Purchase tickets - click here.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019, 3:45 pm.

Where: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
(between 38th and 37th Streets)

Tickets now available online or on the day at the box office.

Read more about the film at: www.homonovusmovie.lv
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