Archive of films The Mail / Pasts

Latvia
1995, 20 min

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
Year: 2018

The film is a study of mail delivery and receipt: a letter carrier goes about her regular mail delivery route early in the morning. We observe various locations and people, and witness different peculiarities. The camera is often motionless, allowing the action to unfold within a static frame.


Synopsis

Shot in black and white by cinematographer Gints Bērziņš, The Mail is the third part of a trilogy covering everyday routines in urban and rural life. The film is a study of mail delivery and receipt: a letter carrier goes out on her regular delivery route early in the morning. We observe various locations and people, and witness different peculiarities. The camera is often motionless, allowing the action to unfold within a static frame – an approach elaborated in Pakalniņa’s subsequent films.

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

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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
Production: Zalktis
Sales: National Film Centre of Latvia

Guests

Laila Pakalniņa

Film Director, Film Director

Dita Rietuma

Film Institution Rep.


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