• Herz Frank
  • Latvia
  • 2002, 105 min
Photography: Herz Frank, Victor Griberman, Grigory Maniuk, Juris Podnieks, Andris Seleckis, Kalvis Zalcmanis, Sergey Nikolaev, Andris Slapins, Vladimir Plotke, Valdis Eglitis, Ralfs Krumins
Editing: Sergey Usanov
Sound: Aivars Riekstins, Sergey Usanov
Music: Liudgard Gedravichus, David Krupnik, Georg F. Händel
Color: Colour and B&W

After many years, the director has come back to his short film Ten Minutes Older (1978), in which he was filming the face of a boy watching a puppet theatre show. In the originally contemplated film Twenty Years Older, the map of the ancient child's life was supposed to follow the essence of the human emotions. However, the circumstances (the director's heart surgery and his wife's terminal disease) changed the planned project, and the questions about the purpose of the documentary were answered by an autobiographical film.

An exceptional work of art takes the audience for the journey across the author's past, both personal and as an artist, which is being remembered in the shaping and shaped images. A face of his father from whom he learned the love of photography. A story of a family, which was slaughtered during the war. The inheritance of guilt in the ritual of his son's circumcision. Gloomy images of his beloved dying wife.

Memories walk through films that lead back inside the memory - each of the four hundred shots of the film initiate the recognition that the truth can be measured only by he proximity of death.

Photo Gallery

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Festival edition: 2004
Sections: Tribute Herz Frank
Exhibition format: Beta SP


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