Ruch and Norie

Documentary "Ruch and Norie" is a human interest story about two contrasting people striking up a suprising, emotional and spiritual relationship. Japanese student Norie Tsuruta travels to Latvia to study Suiti community. There she meets one of the oldest Suiti women nicknamed Ruch, and develops a very personal bond with her. It doesn't break even when she's back in Japan. Norie wishes she had two bodies to be in both places at the same time. An invisible and inexplicable link connects her with Ruch. Norie thinks she has found her deceased grandma in Ruch while Ruch worries about Norie being "far out there" and trembles ar every earthquake in Japan. Ruch and Norie prove us all there are no borders to a genuine relationship filled with humour and love.

Awards:
Best Documentary - Latvia's National Film Award "Lielais Kristaps"
Best Documentary Director - Latvia's National Film Award "Lielais Kristaps"
Best Screenplay Writer - Latvia's National Film Award "Lielais Kristaps"
Best Documentary Director of Photography - Latvia's National Film Award "Lielais Kristaps"
Public Media Year Award of Latvia “1kg of Culture” – Best Film 2015

Nominations:
Best Editing - Latvia's National Film Award "Lielais Kristaps"
Best Sound Editing - Latvia's National Film Award "Lielais Kristaps"

Festivals:
2017 “Imagine Euro Tolerance Festival” Baku, Azerbaijan
2016 26th European Union Film Festival in Singapore
2016 International Documentary Film Festival “DOKer” Moscow, Russia
2016 European Union Film Days Tokyo, Japan
2015 National Film Festival "Lielais Kristaps" Rīga, Latvia

Team Partner
Director: Inara Kolmane
Producer / Production Details
Jānis Juhņēvičs, Ināra Kolmane, Marta Mannenbach, Film Studio Devini
Coproducer: Marta Romanova - Jēkabsone
Country
Latvia
Training Programme
Crossing Borders 2012
Status
finished