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Directed by Alexander Hahn
SEVEN NOMINATIONS! LATVIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!
Official Selection! Grand Prix Nominee! Sofia International Film Festival
“A very entertaining farce.” —Independent Film Quarterly
A Star Studded European Slapstick
Midsummer Madness is a quirky romantic comedy set in Latvia, the former Soviet republic, on the shortest night of the year. The whole country is going crazy on midsummer night when Curt, a young American, arrives in Riga, and the festivities are about to start. He’s there to look for his Latvian half-sister and hates the place from the moment they fingerprint him at the airport. He sure as hell doesn’t feel like
partying, but somehow, events of the night, and a very persuasive taxi driver make him see things differently, so much so that by the morning he doesn’t bat an eyelid when he sees a kangaroo being wheeled into a hospital for treatment. A classic, slapstick, comedy of errors, from arguably the most vibrant filmmaking hotspots in today’s Europe.
Maria De Medeiros
Austria, UK, Latvia 2007
90 Minutes, Color
English, Latvian, Russian and French with English subtitles
Aspect Ratio 1:1.85
DVD UPC 658769 110937