Archive of films Egg Lady / Olu Kundze

Latvia / Sweden
2000, 29 min

Section: Documentary Films in Competition
Year: 2001


Synopsis

Aina cracks 20,000 eggs every day with her bare hands and then uses them to make dough for the best-loved pastries. At one time Aina enjoyed herself: she dropped out of university to be with her sweetheart, loved to dance and in the end found a good man. Today, she loans her neighbors money until their next payday. She lives alone. Over eggs, she thinks about the past, about lost opportunities, future hopes and the current state of her own happiness.

About the director

Una Celma (b. 1960, Riga) graduated in direction from Moscow’s Film School (VGIK). She has in part made a living as a freelancer for Swedish TV and the BBC World Service. Since 1995 she has worked in the private film sector. Filmography: Outside (1989), Crossroads (1990), Island (1991), The Girls of 1960 (1994, documentary), Follow Me (1999) and Egg Lady (2000, Best Documentary at the Nordic Film Days in Lübeck, Best Baltic Documentary at the Arsenals festival in Riga).

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Documentary Films in Competition
   
Director: Una Celma
Dir. of Photography: Janis Eglítis
Music: Martinš Brauns
Editor: Gunta Ikere
Producer: Guntis Trekteris
Production: Kaupo Filma
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