Fantastic Fest “The Man In The Orange Jacket”
Following Labor Day and with the arrival of our first big fall rain, it’s clear that we are on the cusp of festival season in Austin!
Looking at the lineup for the fab Fantastic Fest (September 18-15), I was surprised to see a Latvian film “The Man In The Orange Jacket” on the festival lineup this year! (I have a zillion friends in Latvia, and I’ve been going there nearly every summer for the last few years.)
Since the name of the director wasn’t obviously Latvian, I was curious about the Latvian connection. Twitch Film tells us, “Aik Karapetian, born in 1983, received his MA degree in film directing from the Latvian Academy of Culture.”
There’s an Estonian connection in this horror film as well, but it’s hard for me to get super excited about Estonia.