24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
At the time this personal take on the Latvian capital and its residents was made, it radically exceeded the ideological rhetoric of contemporary works. It presented one of the first expressions of the poetic documentary film movement, which rebelled against the regime with its stylistic experiments.
Before Latvian director Alois Brenčs (1929-1998) became a box-office hit with his successful detective films, he shot more than 15 documentaries and a hundred newsreels between 1954 and 1964.
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