Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Samuel's Travels
(Sema Celojumi)

Year: 2021
Country: LATVIA
Language: Latvian, English
Run Time: 85 minutes

Samuel's Travels
Samuel's Travels
Samuel's Travels
Samuel's Travels
Samuel's Travels

While traveling through Eastern Europe in search of his long lost father, Samuel takes a massive and unexpected detour. After hitting a pig on a back country road, Samuel pulls the animal into his car and looks for a spot in the woods to bury him. To Samuel’s surprise, he is caught in the act by Kirke, the farm owner’s daughter. One inexplicable thing leads to another, and soon Samuel finds himself enslaved at the owner’s pig farm at the hands of Kirke, who has fallen in love with him. Living in a pig sty with a chain around his neck, Samuel is forced into both hard labor and dinner parties. What begins as a living nightmare oddly may end up being just the thing Samuel was looking for…a purpose. In what plays out like a twisted fairy tale, SAMUEL’S TRAVELS is a dark adventure with bizarre silver linings. —G.S.

CIFF46 Screenings

Upper Allen

Friday, April 08, 2022 at 10:05 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

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Competition
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition

Director

Director
Aik Karapetian

Producer
Gints Grūbe

Screenwriting
Aik Karapetian, Aleksandr Rodionov

Cinematography
Jurģis Kmins

Editing
Paula Popmane

Principal Cast
Kevin Janssens, Laura Siliņa, Aigars Vilims, Normunds Griestiņš, Juris Bartkevičs, Guntis Pilsums

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