Pa Rubika Celu

Laila Pakalniņa
Latvia, 30 min

Rubiks’ Road is a bicycle path built in the 1980s and named after Alfreds Rubiks, leader of the Latvian Communist party at the time. One of the most ferocious opposers to Latvia’s independence in the early 1990s and later elected to the European Parliament. “A film about a world that walks, runs, crawls, sits, rides, flies. And falls. A living world.” (LP)

Rubiks’ Road is a bicycle path built in the 1980s and named after Alfreds Rubiks, leader of the Latvian Communist party at the time. One of the most ferocious opposers of Latvia’s independence in the early 1990s and later elected to the European Parliament, representing the country he was against. “I don’t intend to surpass the Lumière brothers with this film. Crazily enough - in most of my documentaries I am imitating the Lumières. So I will take the liberty of indicating the ways in which Pa Rubika Celu differs from, for example, L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat. Though there are trains in my film too, it’s a different film, and not only because there is no steam locomotive. In this film it’s life as seen through my eyes, and not those of the Lumières. It’s a film about a world that walks, runs, crawls, sits, rides, flies. And falls. A living world.” Laila Pakalnina

Duration
30 min
Year
2010
Country
Latvia
Section
Atelier Laila Pakalnina
Language
Latvian
Subtitle
English
Production
Laila Pakalniņa

Atelier Laila Pakalnina

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