The Chronicles of Melanie, a film about a woman deported to Siberia, is Latvia's 2017 pick for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film, the National Film Center told the press September 4. 

The film is based on the life of Melānija Vanaga (1905-1997), a Latvian writer who survived deportation to Siberia. Directed by Viesturs Kairišs.

The trailer and more on submission here.