thefirstbridge

The First Bridge

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Film Synopsis

"Krāslava bridge is the first bridge over the river Daugava in the territory of Latvia - gate for the Daugava river from Belarus to Latvia.

Every film is about time, but ours maybe a bit more than every as it was shot on Kodak Eastman Plus-X Negative Film 5231, acquired in the year 1997 and discovered intact in 2018. So we are dedicating THE FIRST BRIDGE to Film stock."

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Title: The First Bridge

Length: 12 min

Genre: Documentary

Country of Origin: Latvia

Completion Date: 2020


Director: Laila Pakalnina



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About the director, Laila Pakalnina


Laila Pakalnina graduated from the Moscow Film Institute (VGIK), Department of Film Direction, in 1991. A director and scriptwriter of 31 documentaries, 5 shorts, and 6 fiction features, altogether she has 42 films, 2 children, 1 husband, 2 dogs and 2 bicycles. And many ideas for new films. Her films have screened in official programmes at Cannes, Venice, Berlinale, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, Rome, Tallinn and other international festivals, where they have won numerous awards.