Little Bird’s Diary
The first Latvian documentary-animation film is based on unique drawings from the diary of 80-year-old Irina Pilke, encompassing a period from the end of WWII until the 1980s. These drawings, where the author appears as a little bird, depict everything around her. Irina's observations of everyday life in her drawings are vital, slightly ironical and incredible reflections of the time period. She seemed to accept life as it was in the Soviet time, and made no attempt to depict anything as overtly political or ideological. And yet that period's absurdities are clear from the daily, social and political details in her drawings.
Our Land and Liberty. Bermontiade
A film about the alarming events of the autumn of 1919, when the fate of modern-day, post WWI Europe was decided in Riga. Three world views clashed on the banks of the Daugava River – a national state for Latvians as proclaimed a year earlier, the Bolshevik revolutionary idea, and the resurrection of a monarchy. The reactionary monarchy interests were represented by German General Graf Rudiger von der Goltz, and Russian Colonel Pavel Bermont.
Born October 23, 1956 in Riga. Education: 1987-1990 Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography, St.Petersburg; qualification: Film & TV Theory and History. 1980-1985 Institute of Culture, St.Petersburg; Manager of Film & Photo Studio. Training: Sources 2 – 2004 Development skills for film & TV professionals – Arista, Tallin, March 2004. HR and Bank Education in Ireland - AIB International Consultants, Dublin. Managing the Training Function - Fairplace Institute of Banking & Finance, England Train the Trainers - AIB International Consultants. Employment: 2004 - Studio CENTRUMS, Chairman of the Board, producer. 1999 – 2004 National Film Centre of Latvia, Managing Director. 1999 - insurance company Balta, Head of Training. 1998 - HR consultant. 1995-1997 Latvijas Zemes Banka; Head of HR Dept. 1994-1995 Latvijas Depozitu banka; HR Manager. 1993–1995 Oskars, monthly film magazine; Editor. 1992-1994 Latvian Academy of Culture; Head of the Film and Drama Dept. 1990 – 1998 International Film Forum Arsenals, Member of film selection committee. 1988-1992 Latvian Academy of Science, Institute of Literature and Art; Researcher. 1985-1988 Latvian Filmmakers Union; Creative Manager. Films: Bird's Diary (documentary animation); Wild Cats (feature); Bastards (feature); Bermontiada (documentary).
Alberta iela 7 - 8
East Silver Caravan - 2008