FNE at RIGA IFF 2019: Pakalnina’s Latvian/Lithuanian/Norwegian Documentary Spoon Competes at Riga

    Spoon by Laila Pakalnina Spoon by Laila Pakalnina

    RIGA: The lauded Latvian director Laila Pakalnina will have her Latvian/Lithuanian/Norwegian documentary Spoon in the Baltic Sea competition of the 2019 Riga International Film Festival, which runs 17 – 27 October 2019. It is the sole Latvian film in the competition.

    The documentary follows the life of a plastic spoon, detailing the complexity of the manufacturing process and ending with the brief minutes of use and final discarding. The film unspools without dialogue over the course of 66 minutes. Pakalnina shot the film across a swath of countries, from China to Azerbaijan, along with numerous other stops along the way.

    The film was produced by Pakalnina’s Riga- based Hargla Company, Lithuania’s Just A Moment and Norway’s Mechanix Films.

    Spoon premiered in the documentary competition of the Karlovy Vary IFF and has been screened at festivals in Argentina, Mexico, the USA and Norway.

    Production Information:

    Hargla Company (Latvia)
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    Just A Moment (Lithuania)

    Mechanix Films (Norway)

    Director: Laila Pakalnina
    Producer: Laila Pakalnina