Director: Juris Kursietis
Genre: Drama
Year of production: 2014
Running time: 98'

Modris, a 17-year-old, who has a gambling addiction that makes his relationship with his mother difficult, since she keeps on reminding him that his father is in prison, so Modris must have inherited his bad genes. He pawns his mother’s electric heater so he can play the slot machines. She betrays him to the police and, and as he begins his adventures in the Latvian justice system, his relationship to the outside world changes. Soon he becomes determined to find the father he never knew.

Latvian director and writer Juris Kursietis started his career at the age of 20 as a foreign news correspondent for the Latvian Television News Department. After 6 years in television, Kursietis went to the UK to do his masters in film directing at the Northern Media School. His graduation 42-minute fiction film has received attention in the UK and Latvia. He is best known for his documentaries The Escape From Cuba, 2008, January 13th, 2009, and Hackers, 2010, and his debut feature film MODRIS.

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