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SPOON

2019   |   66 min.   |   Documentary   |   Latvia, Lithuania, Norway   |   Trailer   |
Director and Writer
Laila Pakalnina
Producers
Laila Pakalnina, Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė, Hege Dehli
Cinematographer
Gints Bērzinš
Editor
Silvija Vilkaitė
Sound Designers
Anrijs Krenbergs, Saulius Urbanavičius
Composer
Malika Makouf Rasmussen
Production
Hārgla Company (LV) , Mechanix Film (N) , Just a moment (LT)
Financiers
National Film Centre of Latvia (LV), Lithuanian Film Centre (LT), Norwegian Film Institute (N), Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia (LV), Viken Film Centre (N), West Norwegian Film Centre (N), MEDIA Creative Europe (EU)
Synopsis
This film is about a plastic spoon and a society that has reached such
a level of development that it extracts petroleum from the depths of
the earth, transports it to a refinery, where it is turned into plastic, then
transports the plastic to another factory, where it takes on the form of
a spoon, then transports the spoons to all kinds of stores and eating
establishments, where the spoon’s meaningful life lasts a mere ten
minutes or so before being thrown out.
Awards and festivals
2020 Excellence Award at​ Construir CINE (AR)
2019 Mid-Length Competition Section Special Jury Award Winner at ​Iran International Documentary Film Festival "Cinema Vérité" (IR)
2019 Best Sound in Film at Latvian Film Awards "Lielais Kristaps" to ​Anrijs Krenbergs and Saulius Urbanavičius (LV)
2019 Special Mention for its convincing artistic vision at ​Latvian Film Awards "Lielais Kristaps" (LV)
2020 Nordic/Docs (NO)
2020 IDF West Lake International Documentary Festival (CN)
2020 CineEast International Film Festival (LU)
2020 ​Festival Internacional de Cine de No Ficción FRONTERA-SUR (CL)
2020 ​Thessaloniki International Film Festival (GR)
2019 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival PÖFF (EE)
2019 European Film Forum "Scanorama" (LT)
2019 New York Baltic Film Festival (US)
2019 Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad" (BY)
2019 Riga International Film Festival (LV)
2019 Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (CZ)
2019 Black Canvas Contemporary Film Festival (MX)
2019 FIDBA Buenos Aires International Film Festival (AR)
2019 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (CZ)
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Press
Vienkartinė planeta. Filmas kaip kvietimas veikti LRT radijas
10 great slow films BFI
Laila Pakalnina: Spoon Filmkommentaren.dk
Spoon – Laila Pakalnina (2019) The Art(s) of Slow Cinema
Лайла Пакалніня: «Сподіваюсь, ми не приречені» LB.ua
„KAROTE”. CAUR PERFEKCIONISMA PRIZMU Kino raksti
Plastmasas cena. Žurnālistes pārdomas par «Riga IFF» filmu LSM.LV
PEARLS OF THE DEEP: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 54TH KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Kinoscope
The Oil is Black, the Spoon is White East European Film Bulletin
Через призму перфекционизма arterritory
‘SPOON’: TRATADO SOBRE A COLHER DE PLÁSTICO TESTA PACIÊNCIA DO PÚBLICO Cinset
"If we talk to people through emotions, from soul to soul, it's maybe even more effective than TV and journalism” Cineuropa
Review: Spoon Cineuropa
The Filmmakers @ KVIFF 2019: Laila Pakalniņa KVIFF
Karlovy Vary 2019: Laila Pakalnina on her dialogue-free documentary ‘Spoon’ Screen daily