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Latvia
1994, 16 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
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In the wake of Latvian independence, we see brief moments from the daily lives of people living in two different countries: the ferry on the Daugava river connects villagers across the newly established Latvia-Belarus border. A meditative portrait of a place at the end of the world, far from the hubbub of the nationalism that was characteristic of the early nineties.


Synopsis

In the wake of Latvian independence, we see brief moments from the daily lives of people living in two different countries: the ferry on the Daugava river connects villagers across the newly established Latvia-Belarus border. Sound effects and the absence of dialogue create a meditative portrait of a place at the end of the world, far from the hubbub of the nationalism that was characteristic of the early nineties. The Ferry and The Mail were screened in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes film festival, where they received the FIPRESCI Prize and announced Pakalniņa’s arrival on the international film circuit.

Zane Balčus

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)

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, 35 mm

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
   
Director: Laila Pakalniņa
Screenplay: Laila Pakalniņa
Dir. of Photography: Gints Bērziņš
Editor: Gunta Ikere
Production: Kaupo Filma
Sales: National Film Centre of Latvia

Guests

Laila Pakalniņa

Film Director, Film Director

Dita Rietuma

Film Institution Rep.


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