Is It Easy to Be Young?

(vai viegli but jaunam?)

Lettonia, 1986, 80’

A short step from the end of the USSR, during perestroika, Juris Podnieks meets young Latvians: students, mothers, veterans from the Soviet-Afghan war, followers of Hare Krishna. They were the "lost generation" unaware that they would see their world collapse and that cinema would turn them into ghosts.

The event is finished.

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 27 Nov 2021
  • Time: 11:30 - 12:50


Cinema La Compagnia
Cinema La Compagnia - Via Camillo Cavour, 50/R, 50121 Florence


Juris Podnieks

Juris Podnieks was a Latvian film director and producer. Podnieks gained international recognition with his movie Is It Easy to Be Young?, breaking box-office records in the Soviet Union. As the USSR collapsed, the filmmaker cooperated with British television to give a first-hand insight on the events in the Soviet Union.

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