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.
- Lithuania's Submission for the 92nd Academy Awards
- Kristine Briede
- Audrius Stonys
- Valdis Celmiņš
- Audrius Kamežys
- Josep Matjus
- Jānis Šēnbergs Laisvūnas Karvelis
- Kostas Radlinskas
- Andra Drošs
- Giedrius Puskunigis
- VFS FILMS
Audrius Stonys is a film director and producer, member of the European Documentary Network and theEuropean Film Academy. Made 20 films as an independent filmmaker and producer. His films got many awards, among them Audience Awards in Nyon, Grand Prix in Split, prizes in Bornholm, Florence, Gyor, Neu Brandenburg, Oberhausen, Bilbao and San Francisco. In 1992 the film EARTH OF THE BLIND received an European Film Academy Award as the Best European Documentary of the Year.
Kristīne Briede 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. Has produced and directed more than 10 documentaries and short films.