Archive of films Ten Minutes Older / Vecāks par 10 minūtēm
1978, 10 min
Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
Ten Minutes Older is an unusual film – it is shot in just one take lasting exactly ten minutes. The camera observes children watching a puppet theatre play. We don’t see the spectacle, just the emotional impact it has on one little boy. His face becomes the mirror of his soul.
Ten Minutes Older is an unusual film – it is shot in just one take lasting exactly ten minutes. The camera observes children watching a puppet theater play. We don’t see the spectacle, just the emotional impact it has on one little boy. His face, often filmed at close range, becomes the center of our attention as it mirrors his soul. The film was meticulously planned and carried out by Frank in tandem with masterful cinematographer Juris Podnieks. Their task was challenging: an emotional reaction cannot be repeated.
About the director
Herz Frank (1926–2013). Selected filmography: The Trace of the Soul (Mūžs, 1972), Forbidden Zone (Aizliegtā zona, 1975), Ten Minutes Older (Vecāks par desmit minūtēm, 1978), The Last Judgement (Augstākā tiesa, 1987), There Were Seven Simeons (Reiz dzīvoja septiņi Simeoni, 1989), Flashback (2002), Beyond the Fear (Baiļu robeža, 2014)
About the film
Black & white, DCP
|Section:||Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary|
|Dir. of Photography:||Juris Podnieks|
|Art Director:||Gunārs Kondrats|
|Production:||Riga Film Studio|
|Sales:||National Film Centre of Latvia|
Film Institution Rep.