Direction: Laila Pakalnina
Screenplay: Laila Pakalniņa
Photograph: Uldis Cekulis, Valdis Celmiņ, Kris Roziņ, Uldis Jancis
Editor: Kris Roziņ, Gatis Belogrudovs
Sound: Anrijs Krenbergs
Production: Uldis Cekulis. VFS Films
Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council Department of Culture, Latvian Television
There is a popular Latvian folksong which begins with the phrase “I was singing out high on a mountain”. The irony of it is that according to physical geography there are no mountains in Latvia. So what exactly is the place where the Latvians are “singing out”? It may be safely said that it’s the same place where they are skiing. That’s how we make mountains out of molehills...Snow-covered mountains, to be sure.
Laila Pakalnina (Liepaja, Latvia, 1962)
1986 graduated from the Moscow University, Department of TV Journalism. 1991 graduated from the Moscow Film Institute (VGIK), Department of Film Direction. Director and scriptwriter of 21 documentaries, 5 shorts, 4 fiction features. So she has 30 films, 2 children, 1 husband, 1 dog, 1 bicycle. And many ideas for new films.