Scene from the film The First Bridge
Scene from the film The First Bridge

The First Bridge

  • Latvia

The First Bridge is a film about frontiers, barriers, the ways to cross over and see what goes on, on the other side. But it also a film about time, as it was shot on Kodak Negative Films acquired in the year 1997 and discovered intact in 2018. A new example of the deliciously unique creativity of Laila Pakalniņa.


  • Original title
    Pirmais Tilts
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Gints Berzins
  • Editing
    Silvija Vilkaite
  • Sound
    Anrijs Krenbergs
  • Duration
    11 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Latvia
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel
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