Archive of films The Coast / Krasts

Latvia
1963, 20 min

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary

  2H4 Saturday 30/6 19:30 Husovka Theatre
  4C5 Monday 2/7 18:30 Čas Cinema
  832 Friday 6/7 10:30 Congress Hall
This film will be screened with the following films:

The film was shot in a fishing village on the west coast of Latvia, the then western border of the Soviet Union. To make this short film, the filmmakers spent the whole summer living and working in the village, which resulted in a picture that offers a personal take on its characters and demonstrates a true interest in the individual in his natural surroundings – an unusual trait at that time.


Synopsis

The Coast is the first collaboration between director Aivars Freimanis and cinematographer Ivars Seleckis: an important duo practising the poetic documentary style of the 1960s. The film was shot in a fishing village on the west coast of Latvia, the then western border of the Soviet Union. The work was made using a new approach – the filmmakers spent the whole summer living and working in the village, which resulted in a picture that offers a personal take on its characters and demonstrates a true interest in an individual in his natural surroundings.

Zane Balčus

About the director

Aivars Freimanis (1936–2018). Selected filmography: The Coast (Krasts, 1963), Kuldīga Frescoes (Kuldīgas freskas, 1966), The Catch (Lomi, 1969), Apple in the River (Ābols upē, 1974), Boy (Puika, 1977), The Nest (Ligzda, 1996)

Contacts

National Film Centre of Latvia
Peitavas street 10, LV - 1050, Riga
Latvia
Tel: +371 673 588 66, +371 673 588 78
Fax: + 371 673 588 77
E-mail: nkc@nkc.gov.lv
www: www.nkc.gov.lv

About the film

Black & white, DCP

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
   
Director: Aivars Freimanis
Screenplay: Aivars Freimanis
Dir. of Photography: Ivars Seleckis
Production: Riga Film Studio
Sales: National Film Centre of Latvia

Guests

Dita Rietuma

Film Institution Rep.

Ivars Seleckis

Director of Photography


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