My Father the Spy

Directed by Jaak Kilmi and Gints Grūbe

As a young Soviet student in 1978, Ieva could not have predicted that a holiday visit to her father, Imants Lešinskis, then working in the Soviet mission at the United Nations in New York City, would irreversibly split her life in two. Entangled in a dark spy game, Ieva was forced to leave her former life behind, never to see her mother or her homeland of Latvia again. Pulling back the curtain on the shady behind-the-scenes world of the Cold War, this film tells a daughter’s dramatic story of her double-agent father, exploring their relationship against the backdrop of events which have their roots over four decades ago.

Co-production: Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Germany

International premiere: Sheffield International Documentary FF, 2019

Length: 85 min

Director of Photography: Aigars Sērmukšs

Artist: Kristīne Jurjāne

Editor: Armands Začs

Composers: Janek Murd, Jan Trojan

Producer: Gints Grūbe

Associated Producer: Inese Boka-Grūbe