COMPETENCIA DE CORTOMETRAJES BLACK CANVAS FCC
VIERNES 24 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES – SALA 5 | 17:00 HRS. | 93 MIN.
** PRESENCIA DE DIRECTORES Q&A
Lithuania | 2017 | DCP | Color | 24 min | Laila Pakalnina
Director: Laila Pakalnina
Script: Laila Pakalnina
Producer: Laila Pakalnina
Cinematography: Ivan Burtnieks
Sound: Anrijs Krenbergs
Edition: Ivan Burtnieks
Production Company: Hargla Company
The film is about how everything changes remaining the same. One could also say – how everything remains the same by changing.
About twenty years ago the director Laila Pakalniņa (1962) never even noticed that she started a new epoch in Latvian documentary film – she simply graduated from a film institute, made three documentaries in the row the way she wanted to do it herself and it turned out that this “Pakalniņa’s Trilogy”, that was immediately marked by FIPRESCI award at the International Cannes Film Festival (1996) is the beginning of new road. Since that moment on, walking along the same road, Pakalniņa has become the most widely known contemporary film director from Latvia abroad, she has made five full-length feature films and more than 20 documentaries but everything by her roadside has remained as it has always been, like in the
film Hello Horse!– the sun rises and sets, autumn fog is replaced by spring frosts, some mileposts vanish, new ones appear, a white doggy runs somewhere and the life cannot be captured by words.
Mar del Plata International Film Festival