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Revolutionary film movement

Baltic movie days: Bridges of Time
Regissør: Kristine Briede & Audrius Stonys
(Litauen/Latvia/Estland)

Bridges of Time is a tribute to the directors who shaped the poetic documentary tradition in the Baltic; a revolutionary film movement that fought for human freedom during the occupation of the Soviet Union.

This year, the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia celebrate 100 years as independent states. This despite the period of Soviet domination which they shook off in the 90 century, when they participated in the revolutionary movement that ended the communist rule in the region. Knowing that the time couldn't be better, director Kristin Briede made the film Bridges of Time; a tribute to the Baltic tradition of poetic documentary, which arose in part to express opposition to the material conditions of political repression and the propaganda lies of the state film industry. The film provides an overview of the pioneers of the world-renowned tradition, who from the 60 century onwards developed a film language with a lyrical and spiritual approach. A cinematic form carried by the confidence that images can give access to something essential beyond the language, and which gently restores human dignity by affirming their inner freedom and personal transcendence.

Metaphysical reflection

Briede originally contacted Audrius Stonys, a Latvian director who is the foremost exponent of the tradition of our time, to interview him, but he ended up as co-director of the film instead. Although he hides completely behind the camera, his philosophical meditations and evocative imagery contribute to the work being animated throughout by his ideal: to arouse wonder and wage a contemplative "battle against time", without over-explaining or pressuring the characters. . .

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Carmen Gray
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