Archive of films Bridges of Time / Laika tilti

Lithuania / Latvia / Estonia
2018, 80 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2018

Kristīne Briede and Audrius Stonys’s meditative documentary essay portrays the less-remembered generation of cinema poets of the Baltic New Wave. With finesse, they push beyond the barriers of the common historiographic investigation in order to achieve a consummate poetic treatment of the ontology of documentary creation.


At the beginning of the 1960s, when the French pioneers of cinéma vérité set out to achieve a new realism, and when direct cinema in Québec began to vie for notice, the Baltics witnessed the birth of a generation of documentarists who favored a more romantic view of the world around them. This meditative documentary essay – from a Latvian writer and Lithuanian director whose composed touch has long dovetailed with the stylistically diverse works of the Baltic New Wave – pushes adroitly past the limits of the common historiographic investigation to create a portrait of less-clearly remembered filmmakers. The result is a consummate poetic treatment of the ontology of documentary creation. Or a cinematic poem about cinema poets.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Audrius Stonys, Kristīne Briede Audrius Stonys, Kristīne Briede

Audrius Stonys (b. 1966, Vilnius, Lithuania). Selected filmography: Open the Door to Him Who Comes (Atverti duris ateinančiam 1989), Earth of the Blind (1992), Antigravitation (1995), Flying over the Blue Field (1996), Harbor (1998), Fedia. Three Minutes after the Big Bang (2000), Alone (2001), Uku Ukai (2006), I Went through Fire, You Were with Me (2010), Ramin (Raminas, 2011), Gates of the Lamb (Avinėlio vartai, 2014), Women and the Glacier (2016)

Kristīne Briede (Latvia). Selected filmography: Tussofka (1996), Where Did They Disappear? (Kur viņi palika?, 2000), Mother Connected (Nekad nav par vēlu, 2001), We Are Becoming More (2011), Close and Away (2012)


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About the film

Color, Black & White, DCP
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Director: Audrius Stonys, Kristīne Briede
Screenplay: Kristine Briede, Audrius Stonys
Dir. of Photography: Valdis Celmiņš, Audrius Kamežys, Josep Matjus, Jānis Šēnbergs Laisvūnas Karvelis
Music: Giedrius Puskunigis
Editor: Kostas Radlinskas, Andra Drošs
Producer: Uldis Cekulis, Arunas Matelis
Production: VFS Films, Studio Nominum
Coproduction: Vesilind
Contact: VFS Films


Uldis Cekulis


Audrius Stonys

Film Director

Kristīne Briede

Film Director

Arunas Matelis

Film Director, Producer

Algimante Mateliene


Riho Västrik


Ivars Seleckis

Director of Photography

Andres Sööt

Film Director

Mark Soosaar

Film Director

Tue Steen Müller


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