The history of documentary film of the twentieth century would be different if it was not movies Herz Frank. Undisputed masterpiece, made in collaboration with the student – Juris Podnieks and overnight made him a classic, ten-kinostihotvorenie “Ten minutes Older.” One plan, without any glue, director captured on film a little time and a huge segment of the content of spiritual experiences of the child. All our focus is on the face of the boy, watching over us unseen presentation of Puppet Theater. How much emotion in his eyes! At first – indifference, then – curiosity, something really hooked him, empathy, joy, and then – anxiety, fear, terror, and finally a happy relief – good triumphed on the screen … the boy suffered so much emotion that the eyes of the audience turned into a new personality.
The film at one time conquered many recognized masters of the screen, and many years later, Wim Wenders invited his counterparts in various countries around the world to repeat the idea of Riga directors, gathered from a 10-minute shorts kinoalmanah – because there were “pipe” and “Cello”.
Herz Frank was born in Latvia, in 1926, studied law in Moscow. Graduated from the School of Law in Moscow, USSR (1945 – 1947).
Worked as a journalist, lecturer and advertisement designer in Vladimir from 1952 till 1954. Worked in the newspapers “Padomju Jaunatne” and “Rigas Balss” in Latvia from 1954.
Starting from 1959 worked at Riga Film Studios as a photographer, editor and a documentary film script writer and director. Directed more than 30 documentaries. His debut as a director of documentary films is THE SALT BREAD (1965).
Since 1965, Herz Frank works solely as a film director, and he is famous by his fine understanding of human psychology Characteristic features of Frank’s films are philosophical generalisations, his ability to get into the depths of human soul, and the desire to discover secrets in relations between a human being and the surrounding world, Being an author of more than 30 films, he has received a number of international prizes at various… read more