A lesson in editing to celebrate cinema as a time-travelling machine. The insatiable curiosity of the Baltic New Wave old master keeps alive the essence of going out with a camera to film the world. A monument to life with a sensibility that matches that of the honored mentors. A cinematic poem about film poets.
We discover the generation of Baltic New Wave filmmakers, almost forgotten artists who were fuelled by passion. In the early sixties, when the French pioneers of cinema verité were after a new realism, Baltic cinema saw the birth of a group of documentary-makers who were committed to poetry. The visual force of their films takes on a new dimension when we observe those images alongside the current reality.
Audrius Stonys is a world-acclaimed Lithuanian documentary filmmaker. Born in 1966 in Lithuania, Stonys is a member of the European Film Academy and the European Documentary Network. He began his artistic activity in the last years of the Soviet Empire and since then he has made more than 14 films as an independent director and producer, which have been awarded internationally. In 1992 he received the Felix Award from the European Film Academy for the documentary Earth of the Blind, and in 2002, he received the National Prize for Lithuanian Culture and Arts. His documentary Ramin, created in collaboration with VFS Films, received the Lithuanian nomination for the Oscar Awards in 2012.
Kristine Briede is a Latvian filmmaker and producer of cultural and social projects. In 2006 she was awarded by the Latvian Culture Ministry the “Three brothers” prize for the K@2 Karosta project – the regeneration of a former Soviet military base, and establishing of the New Media Arts program at the University of Liepaja. She has received numerous recognitions for her projects in Latvia in the fields of art, cinema and society integration. She has produced and directed more than 10 documentaries and short films.
AWARDS AND FESTIVALS
- Latvian National Film Award “Lielias Kristapas”, Letonia, 2018, Award to The Best Documentary
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2018
- Batumi International Art-house FF, Georgia, 2018, Special Mention of the Jury