Archive of films 235 000 000 / 235 000 000

Latvia
1967, 106 min

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary

  155 Friday 29/6 20:00 Cinema B
  5L1 Tuesday 3/7 10:30 Lazne III Cinema
  7C2 Thursday 5/7 10:00 Čas Cinema

The most ambitious work of the 1960s, 235 000 000 was made on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1917 Revolution. The film was made without any off-screen commentary, allowing images to speak for themselves to musical accompaniment. The resulting work is an emotional and visually attractive portrait of timeless moments in human life.


Synopsis

The most ambitious work of the 1960s, 235 000 000 was made on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1917 Revolution, and it is an unusual jubilee film. It was made without any off-screen commentary, allowing images to speak for themselves to the accompaniment of music. The picture has two main narrative and musical themes: human life and significant state events. These were documented by four production units traveling across the USSR that were guided by a field manual put together by scriptwriter Herz Frank and director Uldis Brauns (a disciple of Dziga Vertov). The resulting film is an emotional and visually attractive portrait of timeless moments in human life.

Zane Balčus

About the director

Uldis Brauns (1932–2017). Selected filmography: The Beginning (Sākums, 1961), The Building (Celtne, 1962), The Worker (Strādnieks,1963), 235 000 000 (1967), Motorcycle Summer (Motociklu vasara, 1975), A Trip to Earth (Ceļojums uz zemi,1977), Goodbye, XXth Century (Ardievu, XX gadsimt!, 2005)

Contacts

National Film Centre of Latvia
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Latvia
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Fax: + 371 673 588 77
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About the film

Black & white, DCP

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
   
Director: Uldis Brauns
Screenplay: Herz Frank
Dir. of Photography: Rihards Pīks, Valdis Kroģis, Ralfs Krūmiņš
Music: Raimonds Pauls
Editor: Ērika Meškovska
Production: Riga Film Studio
Sales: National Film Centre of Latvia

Guests

Dita Rietuma

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