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Uldis Brauns’ contribution to 50 years of October Revolution in majestic black and white is visually stunning across the full expanse of the big screen and yet purified of propaganda. A formal and thematic highpoint of the Riga School of documentary filmmaking, which Brauns co-founded alongside 235 000 000 screenwriter Herz Frank, among others. Conceived as a dialectical echo-response to Dziga Vertov’s A SIXTH PART OF THE WORLD (1926), this masterpiece of the “Baltic New Wave” captivates with its poetic composition reflecting both the great modernisms of the Sputnik era and small subjectivisms. A collective portrait of the Soviet people, the 235 million referred to in the title, but one also haunted by critical questions lurking in the background.
Director
Uldis Brauns
Trailer
präsentiert von:

Latvian SSR 1967
106 min, 35 mm, b/w



no dialogue

Director

Uldis Brauns

Screenplay

Herz Frank

Camera

Rihards Pīks
Valdis Kroģis
Ralfs Krūmiņš

Editor

Ērika Genoveva Meškovska

Sound

Jānis Zīverts
Igors Jakovļevs

Music

Raimonds Pauls

Producer(s)

Jānis Veļičko

Production

Riga Film Studio
Latvian SSR

Provided By

Gosfilmofond of Russia

Sales

National Film Centre of Latvia

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