„Kino trofejas” and antique film fragments at Esplanāde

„Kino trofejas” and antique film fragments at Esplanāde
Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014 . „Esplanāde 2014” culture summer house
23-08-2013 A+ A-
On Saturday, 24 August at 19.00, everyone will be introduced with the new project of Riga Film Museum organized within the European Capital of Culture. The aim is to renovate a film repertoire from 1940s-1950s. The new project is dedicated to 1940s-50s film repertoire and viewer’s memories about film screenings. Project called „Kino trofejas” will be presented by curator Zane Balčus.

In 2014, „Kino trofejas” will unite two events such as exposition at Riga Film Museum and one-week film programme at „Splendid Palace” cinema where 1940s-1950s repertoire will be screened. Curator will tell about the project idea, also several that time film and film magazine fragments will be shown. Everyone will be invite to search those viewers among the guests who might have attended cinema during those years. Therefore, they could share their memories in order to include this information at the exposition.

At 22.00, a documentary „Monētas dubultportrets” („Double portrait of the coin”, 2008) directed by Romualds Pipars will be screened at „Esplanāde 2014” in cooperation with The National Film Centre of Latvia.

Amateur shots on 8mm film are collected for this piece showing unique treasures of Latvian cultural heritage. Film folklore will be presented on screens for the first time. There is no shot that would be taken later than in 1980s, besides, it’s an amateur material expressing deeply personal moments: weddings, funerals, first step of a child. Also some shots from The Soviet Union times are represented, for example, long rows in a shop, celebration, pioneer’ s vows, pride about the first family car. The witty comment unites all domestic details into one bright evidence from that time generations. Therefore, a viewer sees not only a well-known washing machine design, but also feels the unique sense of The Soviet times.

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