Cats in Riga

Jon Bang Carlsen Short documentary - 2014 - 17 min.

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Experimental documentary in which the Latvian capital is regarded through cats’ eyes. In flats, in government buildings, at the mayor’s office, at a cat show, in a pet parlour and even at a commemoration. The film is not only a tribute to the cat, but also offers a fresh perspective on modern media: while TV reports focus on the advancing threat from Russia, the cats purr, sniff and yawn with a vengeance.


Director(s) Jon Bang Carlsen
Producer(s) Antra Gaile
Production Company
Mistrus Media Ltd.
Director of Photography
Valdis Celmins
Sound Design
Arvids Celmalis
Aleksandrs Vaicahovskis
Production Country