Bridges of Time
  • Country/Area of ProductionLatvia, Lithuania
  • Language of DialogueLithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Russian, Hebrew
  • Runtime78 min
  • DirectorAudrius Stonys, Kristīne Briede
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerUldis Cekulis, Arunas Matelis

At the beginning of the 1960s, when the French pioneers of Cinéma Vérité set out to achieve a new realism, and when Direct Cinema in Québec begins to vie for notice, the Baltics witnesses the birth of a generation of documentarists who favor a more romantic view of the world around them. This meditative documentary essay – from a Latvian writer and Lithuanian director whose composed touch has long dovetailed with the stylistically diverse works of the Baltic New Wave – pushes adroitly past the limits of the common historiographic investigation to create a portrait of less-clearly remembered filmmakers. The result is a consummate poetic treatment of the ontology of documentary creation, or a cinematic poem about cinema poets.