Archive of films Dream Land / Leiputrija

Latvia
2004, 30 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2005

Talented Latvian director Laila Pakalnina chose a rubbish dump as the setting for her new film. Her visual compositions without human voices, capturing one day in the lives of the inhabitants of a slumbering refuse site - mammals, reptiles, birds and insects - have existential value as an account of life and death in a specific place.


Synopsis

There are places that, given an initial fleeting glance, won’t surprise anyone. But if you spend a day, a week, a month, or even a whole year there, you’ll be rewarded with a rare beauty which will simply take your breath away. Laila Pakalnina chose a rubbish dump as the setting for her new film. Her visual compositions without human voices, capturing one day in the lives of the inhabitants of a slumbering refuse site – mammals, reptiles, birds and insects – have existential value as an account of life and death in a specific place.

About the director

Laila Pakalnina (1962, Liepaja, Latvia) studied journalism (1986) and film direction (VGIK, 1991). She has made many documentary films, along with two feature films. Selected filmography: The Ferry (1994, doc.), The Oak (1997, doc.), The Shoe (1998, feature), Papa Gena (2001, doc.), The Python (2003, feature), The Bus (2004, doc.). Her films have won numerous awards both at home and abroad (e.g. the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes for the film The Ferry).


Contacts

VFS Films
Lapu street 17, LV1002, Riga
Latvia
Tel: +371 750 3588
E-mail: vfs@vfs.lv
www: vfs.lv

Studio Hamburg Fernseh Allianz
Jenfelder Allee 80, 8022039, Hamburg
Germany
Tel: +49 40 468 851 27
Fax: +49 40 468 851 44
E-mail: hreimann@studio-hamburg.de

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Laila Pakalniņa
Screenplay: Laila Pakalnina
Dir. of Photography: Maris Maskalans
Music: Shigeru Umebayashi
Editor: Gatis Belogrudovs
Producer: Uldis Cekulis
Production: Vides Filmu Studija
Contact: VFS Films, Studio Hamburg Fernseh Allianz

Guests

Laila Pakalniņa

Film Director, Film Director

Ieva Pitruka

Festival Organizer


Maris Maskalans

Director of Photography, Director of Photography

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