Aivars Freimanis at IFFR
Aivars FREIMANIS (1936, Yelgava, Latvia) studied Latvian language and literature at the University of Latvia and worked as a reporter. He made his directing debut with the short documentary The City Takes Wing for Latvian television. He has made several documentaries and more that eighty news reports characterised by a poetic perception of life, philosophical insight and significant details.
(Documentaries:) Gada reportaa/The Report of the Year (1965), Kuldigas freskas/The Frescos of Kuldiga (1966), Lomi/A Catch (1969), Dzivoju liebeu majas/Living in a Livonian Home (1991). (Features:) Abols upe/An Apple in the River (1974), Puika/The Lad (1977), Dzivite/Life (2 parts, 1989), Ligzda/The Nest (1995)