Archive of films 235 000 000 / 235 000 000
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.
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.
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)
About the film
Black & white, DCP
|Section:||Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary|
|Dir. of Photography:||Rihards Pīks, Valdis Kroģis, Ralfs Krūmiņš|
|Production:||Riga Film Studio|
|Sales:||National Film Centre of Latvia|
Film Institution Rep.