KURPE THE SHOE

The late 1950s. In Liepāja, a port and border town in Western Latvia (and birthplace of the director), vigilance is the order of the day. Alas, boredom is too. A single shoe has been found and now the search is on for the corresponding lady who lost it, conducted by three soldiers. Why exactly? Well, because our Cinderella is suspected of being a foreign spy, of course. Laila Pakalniņa’s cinema is a veritable school of the absurd, as is THE SHOE, her fiction feature debut, which was shown in Cannes. The camera and accompanying thoughts glide slowly across a bizarre wasteland rutted by violence and the surveillance that becomes the epitome of societal transformation (as stalemate).
Trailer
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Latvia, Germany, USA 1998
82 min, 35 mm, b/w


Latvian
OV with English Subs

Director

Laila Pakalniņa

Screenplay

Laila Pakalniņa

Camera

Gints Bērzinš

Editor

Sandra Alksne

Sound

Anrijs Krenbergs

Cast

Ivars Brakovskis
Vadims Grossmans
Jaan Tätte

Producer(s)

Christoph Meyer-Wiel

Production

Black Forest Films
Hargla Company

Co-Production

ZDF
Signpost Productions

Sales

National Film Centre of Latvia

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