An extraordinary and creative little girl attempts to comprehend the confusing adult world and to prove her own value despite her mother’s lack of appreciation and love in late 1930s Europe. Confronted by her mother’s contempt for her, Bille finds an escape in her vivid imagination.
Based on a best-selling book by Latvian Nobel Prize nominee Vizma Belševica, BILLE is a poignant and inspiring autobiographical look at the development of a grand personality who later would become one of the most celebrated female writers in Europe.
“An adaptation with visual flair [and] fine performances... there's a joy in it.” –Film is a Fine Affair
DIRECTED BY INARA KOLMANE
LATVIA | 2018 | LATVIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES