Production company Film Studio DEVIŅI presents documentary RUCH AND NORIE.
Director Ināra Kolmane
Production stage - Pre-production
Ruch and Norie is an amazing story about an unconventional and intimate friendship between a young Japanese anthropology student from Kyoto and 81 year old lady from an ethnographic Latvian community Suiti, listed in the UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage. Despite the significant differences in age, culture, lifestyle, and character, these ladies become best friends.
This visually magnificent, exploratory journey uniting past and present forms a deeply humane story beginning with Norie’s arrival in the home of an open-hearted Suiti woman Ruch who becomes a grandmother figure for young Norie. The inspirational friendship of Ruch and Norie encourages appreciation and comprehension of the human relationships versus cultural and social differences.