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Dziedošais Hugo un viņa neticamie piedzīvojumi

Singing Hugo and His Incredible Adventures

Der Singende Hugo und seine unglaublichen Abenteuer

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On a moonlit night, the chickens are all snoring in their coop. All except one. The sleepless chicken dreams of a great singing career, and with a swing in its step, our feathered friend starts warbling at the top of its voice. Unfortunately, the noise attracts the attention of two thieves, who quickly make off with the bird in a cloth sack. It's the start of a lively adventure full of humour and with a surprising twist to the tale.

Reinis Kalnaellis

Latvia 2017

Without dialogue

9’ · Colour

recommendation: 4 years and up


Reinis Kalnaellis
Kaspars Roga
Arnis Zemītis
Reinis Kalnaellis
Kārlis Auzāns
Sound Design
Artis Dukalskis
Artis Dukalskis
Production Design
Vitālijs Daukšta, Olga Sokal
Taiga Zīle, Jolanta Bīgele, Aleksands Šehovcevs
Vilnis Kalnaellis


Reinis Kalnaellis

Born in Riga, Latvia in 1986, he began his career as an animator after studying at the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School in Tallinn and the FAMU film school in Prague. His debut film Kad aboli ripo (When Apples Roll) screened in the Berlinale Generation section in 2009 and his films have featured in over 150 festivals worldwide. Between 2014 and 2015 he was chair of the Latvian Filmmakers Union.

Filmography (animated films)

2009 Kad aboli ripo (When Apples Role); short film 2011 Joka pec Alfabets (Funny Alphabet); short film 2014 Zelta zirgs (The Golden Horse) 2016 Skaitāmpanti; short film 2017 Dziedošais Hugo un viņa neticamie piedzīvojumi (Singing Hugo and His Incredible Adventures); short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017

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