When Dad takes his seven-year-old son Jēkabs from a spacious flat in the Quiet Center of Riga to the city’s squalid Moscow District to spend his summer there, the inquisitive boy discovers a previously unknown world. He meets his uncle, the former seaman Ērglis, and his niece, the self-confident know-it-all Mimmi. And he eventually also makes friends with the Boss – the leader of the talking dogs. Will the kids manage to become a united team and together with the talking dogs save the neighbourhood from the rich tycoon Imants Rausis, who wants to turn the romantic district into an impersonal area of glass skyscrapers and shopping centres?
Director - Edmunds Jansons
Scriptwriter - Līga Gaisa
Production designer - Elīna Brasliņa
Producer - Sabīne Andersone
Co-producer - Jakub Karwowski
Animator - Mārtiņš Dūmiņš
Sound designer - Ģirts Bišs
Composer - Krzysztof Aleksander Janczak
A flourishing animation production company that was established in 2001. During the last years, Atom Art has premiered more than ten award-winning animated shorts that travel festivals around the world. The company is developing in two directions: to warm-hearted and educational short-format stories for kindergarten age children (the TV series about the Shammies) and brilliant author animated films at a world-class standard. Additionally to this the company also collaborates with different partners to provide video, designed titles, animated sequences for documentaries, feature films and TV shows.
Created and done by: Atom Art (Latvia) / Letko (Poland) / National Film Centre of Latvia
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