The Baltic Film Society of Scotland is delighted to host its first event in Edinburgh, a showing of Latvian cinematic classic Four White Shirts. Directed by Rolands Kalniņš in 1967, the film offers a profound insight into the difficulties of life in an authoritarian regime, of restricted artistic freedom and a national culture under assault. It also examines the themes of intergenerational conflict. Protagonist Cēzars Kalniņs, lead singer in rock band The Optimists, faces difficulties after complaints to the authorities about his inappropriate lyrics. The film was banned by the Soviet Latvian authorities until 1986, but by then the songs had already gained cult status, and a legendary music venue in Riga is named after the film. The screening will also include a Q&A session afterwards.