• Diana Mathur

The Pit

Updated: Jan 29

A village knotted by condemnation, secrecy and dysfunction gets a shot at redemption thanks to a troubled 10-year-old boy in The Pit, directed by Dace Pūce. This movie (the Latvian entry for an Academy Award, Best International Feature Film,) reminds me of our interconnectedness, how we all rise and fall together, how everybody has a place in a caring community.

Diana Mathur and Dace Lūce stand in front of birch tree background.
Dace Lūce (right) attended a screening of The Pit at LA's Latvian Community Center.