The main protagonist wakes up after a heavy bender in his apartment with a funeral wreath around his neck. He tries to remember the series of events that has led him to the lowest point of his life. This is a story of the generation of 20-somethings who are still learning how to be adults and keep running after the meaning of life, looking for it in work, status and relationships. Run combines elements from two worlds – film and theatre. Herewith it tasks the eight actors not only with acting but also with doing the camera work, becoming the eyes of the viewer, opening up different points of view at the sad and funny events from the main protagonist’s life.
Theatre company ESARTE (artistic director Elmārs Seņkovs) is an artistically independent group founded in 2020. It is a theatre platform that explores the present time and a person from a close perspective. To these ends, ESARTE is collaborating with other artists, producers, and institutions. The first production Last Hours was presented in 2020, and followed by A Little Shakespeare Set presenting three works of William Shakespeare: Othello, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliett was created to introduce children and young adults to classical plays. In April 2020, Iran Conference by Ivan Vyrypaev was staged on-line uniting such reputed actors as Inese Kučinska, Artūrs Skrastiņš, Mārtiņš Meiers, Juris Bartkevičs, and was awarded the prize On-line Production of the Year. The stage production αSapiensi was presented to the audience during the Valmiera Summer Theatre Festival in summer 2020. In February 2021 the theatre performance Two Garages (a co-production with Estonian theatre Vaba Lava) saw its premiere in Narva, Estonia and marked the beginning of international collaboration.
Direction: Elmārs Seņkovs, Liene Linde
Video Editor: Liene Linde
Design: Līga Zepa
Cinematographer: Dāvids Smiltiņš
Sound Operator: Mārtiņš Urķis
Sound Director: Jevgenijs Kobzevs
Performers: Elīna Bojarkina, Matīss Budovskis, Sandija Dovgāne, Una Eglīte, Ivars Krasts, Matīss Millers, Varis Piņķis, Rihards Zeļezņevs
Producer: ESARTE in collaboration with Latvian Academy of Culture
Executive Producer: Elīna Auzāne
Supported by State Culture Capital Foundation and Riga City Council