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Bridges of Time / Laika tilti

Year
2018
Country
Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia
Duration
78’
Directors
Audrius Stonys, Kristīne Briede

In the 1960s, cinema in the Baltic states, then still part of the Soviet Union, experienced its own new wave. Directors such as Herz Frank, Uldis Brauns, Ivars Seleckis, Mark Soosaar, Andres Sööt, Robertas Verba, Henrikas Šablevičius and Aivars Freimanis made a name for themselves internationally with poetic documentaries about life and humanity. Through their strong visual and metaphoric approach, these filmmakers rejected the propaganda that served as the official film language. Bridges of Time revisits the surviving filmmakers who were part of the cultural resistance movement. Excerpts from their films contrast with contemporary footage, and some of the people who featured in the films resurface. Everyone is older, everything has changed, but life as it leapt off the screen back in the 1960s retains a timeless beauty.

CREW
Director: Audrius Stonys, Kristīne Briede
Producer: Uldis Cekulis, Arunas Matelis
Operator: Valdis Celmiņš, Audrius Kamežys, Josep Matjus, Jānis Šēnbergs Laisvūnas Karvelis
Editor: Kostas Radlinskas, Andra Drošs
Sound: Artis Dukalskis
Production
VFS Films, Studio Nominum
Sales
VFS Films, vfs@vfs.lv
Awards
2018 – Karlovy Vary IFF, world premiere; IDFA, official selection; Latvian National Film Festival, Latvian Film Prize
Director
Audrius Stonys

Audrius Stonys is a film director and producer, and a member of the European Documentary Network and the European Film Academy. Represents Lithuania on the board of the European Cinema support fund Eurimages. He has made 20 films as an independent filmmaker and producer, and won numerous international film awards, including the Public prize in Nyon, the Grand Prix in Split, and prizes in Bornholm, Neubrandenburg, Bilbao, Florence, Oberhausen and San Francisco.

Filmography

Bridges of Time (2018)

Director
Kristīne Briede

Kristīne Briede is a Latvian filmmaker and producer of cultural and social projects. In 2006 the Latvian Culture Ministry awarded her the Three Brothers prize for the K@2 Karosta project (the regeneration of a former Soviet military base), establishing the New Media Arts programme at the University of Liepaja; has received numerous awards for her projects in Latvia in the fields of art, cinema and public integration. Has produced and directed more than 10 documentaries and short films.

Filmography

Bridges of Time (2018)

Blue Hall
Kyiv Cinema
vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, 19
Q&A with director
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Wednesday
27 March 2019
19:00
Hall «GEGEMON»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Saturday
30 March 2019
11:30
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
Home Games
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Home Games
Year
2018
Country
Ukraine, France, Poland
Director
Alisa Kovalenko
Duration
86
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Year
2018
Country
Germany, UK, Australia
Director
Gabrielle Brady
Duration
98
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Minding the Gap
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Minding the Gap
Year
2018
Country
USA
Director
Bing Liu
Duration
98
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My Father Is My Mother’s Brother
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My Father Is My Mother’s Brother
Year
2018
Country
Ukraine
Director
Vadym Ilkov
Duration
76
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Still Recording / Lissa Ammetsajjel
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Still Recording / Lissa Ammetsajjel
Year
2018
Country
Syria, Lebanon, Qatar, France, Germany
Directors
Ghiath Ayoub, Saeed Al Batal
Duration
116
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