Par Dzimteniti

Laila Pakalniņa & Maris Maskalans
Latvia, 52 min

Three elderly country bachelors idle away their time amidst semi-wild nature, closer to birds and pond fish than to humans. “This film is about our simultaneous physical and spiritual understanding of the world. It is about the fact that there are not only people, but also birds, and fog, the sun, night, and so on. That everything exists.” (LP)

Three elderly country bachelors idle away their time amidst semi-wild nature, closer to birds and pond fish than to humans. “I received a spam „Gold Dust Sold”. I recited these words like a poem – gold, dust and sold. Till I caught myself at a thought, referring to film theorists’ texts, that I was influenced by something like Kuleshov’s (others call it Eisenstein’s) effect – two images create the third one. In this case the three words create everything. Or three men create everything. That the water is wet, the morning is early and the space between stench and scent is reality. And that at least occasionally one should get up and leave one’s daily life. Not go too far but where there are people, birds, grass, trees, work, holidays, joys, sorrows, running, stopping. Perhaps this film is more very simple instead of very complicated – about our physical and spiritual understanding of the world simultaneously. It is about the fact that there are people. And also birds, and fog, the sun, night and so on. That everything exists.” Laila Pakalnina

Duration
52 min
Year
2008
Country
Latvia
Section
Atelier Laila Pakalnina
Language
Latvian
Subtitle
English
Production
Uldis Cekulis

Atelier Laila Pakalnina

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