“It’s about time”, says a piece of paper stuck to a windowpane. These words encourage a lonely man to go out into town, but the old man is too slow, and dressing up takes too much time for him to leave the house before it gets dark. This happens every day: he goes to bed prepared to go out and wakes up ready to get dressed before the night comes. It is impossible to hold back the time, but it can hold us back, or can it? Ivo Briedis has written several Latvian films, been the director of a short called “The Film” and a documentary entitled “The National Touch” (together with Morten Traavik). An animation “To Swallow a Toad” (2010), directed by Juris Krāsons and based on Briedis’ idea and screenplay, received three Grand Prix at various international animated film festivals and was featured in Cannes.
- SPOKEN LANGUAGE