Bridges of Time

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– Jie nenorėjo meluoti... Jie negalėjo sakyti tiesos... Jie tik norėjo kurti filmus!

At the beginning of the 1960s, when the French pioneers of cinéma vérité set out to achieve a new realism, and when direct cinema in Québec began to vie for notice, the Baltics witnessed the birth of a generation of documentarists who favored a more romantic view of the world around them. This meditative documentary essay – from a Latvian writer and Lithuanian director whose composed touch has long dovetailed with the stylistically diverse works of the Baltic New Wave – pushes adroitly past the limits of the common historiographic investigation to create a portrait of less-clearly remembered filmmakers. The result is a consummate poetic treatment of the ontology of documentary creation. Or a cinematic poem about cinema poets.


International Film Festival Karlovy Vary – competition program
Batumi International Art-House Film Festival – competition program


Audrius Stonys, Kristīne Briede

Audrius Stonys (1966) is a globally acclaimed Lithuanian documentary filmmaker. In 1992 he received European Film Academy award for the best European documentary film of the year Earth of the Blind, and in 2002 he received the Lithuanian National Prize of Culture and Arts. Stonys’ documentary Ramin, which was created in collaboration with VFS films, was the Lithuanian nomination for the Oscar in 2012.

Kristīne Briede (1970) is Latvian filmmaker and producer of cultural and social projects. In 2006 awarded by Latvian Culture Ministry prize “Three brothers” for the K@2 Karosta project – the regeneration of a former Soviet military base, establishing of the New Media Arts programme at the University of Liepaja; has received a numerous recognitions for her projects in Latvia in the fields of art, cinema and society integration.