Latvia/Poland, 2019, 72 min, Dir. Edmunds Jansons, Recommended for ages 8+, New Europa Film Sales
“Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs teaches kids about the power of teamwork.. And that they have the power to change things. In today’s climate, I don’t think there’s a more vital lesson we could be teaching our children.” —Chloe Walker, CultureFly
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Jacob lives in the city and dreams of becoming an architect like his busy dad. He spends a lot of time drawing buildings and daydreaming while his father is at work. One day, his dad needs to go on an extended business trip and takes Jacob to spend the whole week with his bossy cousin Mimmi and her ex-pirate father Eagle in Maskachka, a historical suburb of Riga, the capital of Latvia. As soon as Jacob arrives it turns out that the local park is about to be transformed into new skyscrapers by a greedy business-man. Jacob and Mimmi decide to stop the development which they can only do with the help of a pack of local dogs… that can talk!
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