Dresses, Mothers, Daughters

Kleitas, mātes un meitas
Director: Ilze Burkovska-Jakobsen

Latvia, Norway, documentary, 2010, 55 min
This is a film about two 13 year-old girls. Paula lives in rural Latvia, where she zealously follows the latest trends in popular magazines. Nadin lives in Tonsberg in Norway and she is also keeping up with the latest fashion and, on the contrary to Paula, feels free to experiment with her looks. What is the importance of looks and appearance in the girls’ lives? How does it affect their relationships to their peers? And how are their mothers dealing with their fascination for trends?
About the director:
Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen moved from Latvia to Norway in 1991. She studied TV directing at Lillehammer University. She works as a director focusing on author driven documentaries. So far she has directed 7 documentary films. Her most recent film “My Mothers Farm” (Min Mammas gård, 2008) was selected for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2008.
Section: Identity

Screenplay: Ilze Burkovska - Jacobsen

Dir. of Photography: Andrejs Verhoustinskis

Music: Kārlis Auzāns