Ingeborga Dapkunaite — an internationally renowned, London-based Lithuanian actress. She has played numerous leading parts in film, television and theatre. She starred in various movies, including Burned by the Sun by Nikita Mikhalkov, Katia Ismailova by Valery Todorovsky, and Brian de Palma’s Mission Impossible. Ingeborga’s theatre work includes productions around the world: Libra, directed by John Malkovich at Steppenwolf, In 2022–2023, Ingeborga stars opposite John Malkovich in an international production of In the Solitude of Cotton Fields directed by Timofey Kulyabin.
Uldis Tirons — long time Editor in Chief of the magazine Rīgas Laiks (since 2015). Uldis Tīrons has created several stage productions, including Aunt Klava’s Kiss, The Black Swan, Lenin’s Last Christmas Party and others. He has worked in cinema as screenwriter. In early 2000s, he made a movie about Alexander Piatigorsky – Philosopher Escaped (2005, Filozofs izbēdzis, Философ сбежал). Uldis has conducted more than 150 interviews with philosophers, writers, artists, directors and others since the early 1990s. He writes articles on various topics, including philosophy and art.
Dmitry Glukhovsky — Russian writer, author of the novels Post, Text, Metro 2033, the film series Swamps, a columnist for Novaya Gazeta. He has graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a degree in journalism and international relations. Dmitry has worked as a TV correspondent for Russian and international media. For his anti-war position, he was recognized by the authorities of the Russian Federation as a foreign agent and is currently wanted on charges of discrediting the Russian army.