The First Bridge
The First Bridge (Pirmais tilts), dir. Laila Pakalniņa, 12′, Latvia, 2020
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.
National Premiere 2020, Riga IFF
International Premiere 2020, Visions du Reel International Documentary Film Festival
Scriptwriter Laila Pakalniņa
Cinematographer Gints Bērziņš
Sound Anrijs Krenbergs
Editor Silvija Vilkaitė
Producer Laila Pakalniņa
Valtaiķu iela 19, Rīga LV 1029, Latvija
Tel: +371 2923 5618
National Film Centre of Latvia
Cultural Capital Foundation of Latvia