Archive of films The Linen / Veļa
1991, 11 min
Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
|1K1||Friday||29/6 9:00||Drahomíra Cinema|
|322||Sunday||1/7 12:30||Small Hall|
|923||Saturday||7/7 15:30||Small Hall|
This film will be screened with the following films:
The first part of a trilogy, the film follows a delivery van driver who brings linen to a children’s hospital. As a backdrop to the deliveries, the movie presents small details of the hospital’s daily routine that are filled with emotional power. The film introduces a style Pakalniņa would continue in her later work.
The Linen is director Laila Pakalniņa’s graduation film from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. It follows a delivery van driver who brings linen to a children’s hospital. As a backdrop to the deliveries, the film presents small details of the hospital’s daily routine that are filled with emotional power. The film introduces a style Pakalniņa would continue in her later work – meticulous frame composition, attention to visual detail, and carefully constructed sound design. The film became the first part of a trilogy completed by The Ferry and The Mail.
About the director
Laila Pakalniņa (b. 1962, Liepāja, Latvia, USSR). Selected filmography: The Linen (Veļa, 1991), The Ferry (Prāmis, 1994), The Mail (Pasts, 1995), The Shoe (Kurpe, 1998), The Python (Pitons, 2003), Dreamland (Leiputrija, 2004), Theodore (Teodors, 2006), Dawn (Ausma, 2015)
About the film
Black & white, 35 mm
|Section:||Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary|
|Dir. of Photography:||Gints Bērziņš|
|Production:||Riga Film Studio|
|Sales:||National Film Centre of Latvia|
Film Director, Film Director
Film Institution Rep.