Baltic New Wave

Baltic New Wave (Baltijas Jaunais vilnis), dir. Kristīne Briede, Audrius Stonys, 80′, Latvia/Lithuania/Estonia, 2018

A story about a unique phenomenon in film history: the school of Baltic poetic documentary film and its young filmmakers from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, who in the 1960s, behind the Iron Curtain, challenged the slogan-like propaganda documentary films of that era by making deeply personal, meaningful and imaginative films. And they’re still doing it today. Two documentary filmmakers representing different generations – contemporary director Audrius Stonys, who is at the peak of his career, and his friend and mentor from the expanses of the afterworld, Herz Frank – engage in a cinematic conversation about time, space, eternity and cinema. Masters of documentary film from the three Baltic States make their appearances in the film as well: Uldis Brauns, Ivars Seleckis, Aivars Freimanis, Mark Soosaar, Andres Seet, Robertas Verba and Henrikas Šablevičius.

To be released April 2018

Scriptwriters Kristīne Briede, Ramune Rakauskaite, Arunas Matelis, Riho Västrik
Cinematographers Valdis Celmiņš, Audrius Kemežys
Editors Kostas Radlinskas, Andra Doršs
Producer Uldis Cekulis

Production Company
VFS Films
Lapu iela 17, Rīga LV 1002, Latvija
Tel: +371 6750 3588
vfs@vfs.lv
www.vfs.lv

In Co-production with Studio Nominum (Lithuania), Vesilind (Estonia)

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia