There should be silcence in a museum. And someone should see to it that the silence is there. It’s the logical order of things. However, it might seem weird to somebody. –Cannes Film Festival
Latvian Laila Pakalnina (born in 1962) has made an impressive career in film. She studied at the Moscow Film Institute and the Moscow University and has made three full length films, The Shoe (1998), The Python (2003) and The Hostage (2006).
Pakalnina has directed and written several short films and documentaries, which have been showcased at the Cannes and Venice film festivals, among others. Pakalnina’s compelling films are stunning to watch as they are so visual and colourful. Her strories are often carried on with gentle irony and strong symbolism.