“Bridges of Time"
(80min. – Documentary, video, colour – 2018)
Directed by: Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede
Script: Kristine Briede, Audrius Stonys, together with Ramune Rakauskaite, Arūnu Mateliu, Riho Vastrik
Directors of photography: Audrius Kemežys, Valdis Celmins, Joosep Matjus, Janis Šenbergs, Laisvūnas Karvelis
Editing: Kostas Radlinskas, Andra Doršs
Produced by: Uldis Cekulis (VFS Films/Latvia), Algimantė Matelienė, Arūnas Matelis (Studio Nominum/Lithuania)
Co-produced by: Riho Vastrik (Vesilind/Estonia)
About the film:
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.
by Martin Horyna, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival programmer