Home > Film Festival > 12th PLJFF > Films > Special Programmes > Retrospective: Laila Pakalnina > Dream Land Short Film About Life Papa Gena Mail Ferry Dream Land 1 2 2004 (35') LATVIA, GERMANY Director: Laila Pakalnina There are places that we don’t want to know anything about, places that we would rather pretend don’t exist at all. One such place is a dumpsite. From the humans’ point of view, it is a ghastly place, a stinking desert of trash. But it’s a desert that is teaming with life. The astounding profusion of insects, reptiles, birds and mammals, all intertwined in an existential life-death relationship imparts to it with some strangely alluring dream-like quality. FESTIVALS IDFA, Netherlands Doc Leipzig, Germany Busan IFF, South Korea Original language: No dialogue Cinematographer: Maris Maskalans Editor: Gatis Belogrudovs Producer: UldisCekulis / VFS films Contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org Laila Pakalnina is a director and scriptwriter of 28 documentaries, 5 shorts, and 5 fiction features, altogether she has 38 films, 2 children, 1 husband, 2 dogs and 2 bicycles. And many ideas for new films. Her films have screened in official programmes at Cannes, Venice, Berlinale, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, Rome and other international festivals, where they have won numerous awards.