- original title
- Tēvs nakts
- Davis Simanis
- Arturs Skrastins, Ilze Blauberga, Matiss Kipluks
- 87 min
This award-winning drama recounts the true story of blue-collar worker Zanis Lipke’s epic rescue operation during the war, which saved the lives of some 40 Jews. Following Nazi invasion in 1942, Zanis was positioned at the Luftwaffe factory in Riga alongside Jews from the ghetto, forced into labour. Using their black-market connections, Zanis and wife hid Jews in the tiny basement beneath their barn, putting their – and their children’s – lives at immense risk. The Mover is a suspenseful drama about an exceptional act of bravery and sacrifice.
Winner – Main Competition, Moscow International Film Festival 2019
Winner – Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography & Best Production Design, Latvian National Film Festival 2018