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Film "Four White Shirts" ("Breathe Deeply"), 1967, by Director Rolands Kalniņš (1922)

Although like other cultural earthquakes of the sixties European New Wave cinema mostly left the stagnant USSR behind, there were some sparkling gems amongst the gloom. “Four White Shirts” (original “Breathe Deeply”) (Elpojiet dziļi… (Četri balti krekli)), a 1967 Latvian cinema classic directed by Rolands Kalniņš, was both a creative tour de force and a challenge to totalitarian conformity, whose post-production life surreally mirrored the story within the film itself.

Četri balti krekli [DVD filma]. (2015). Rīga: Latvijas Nacionālais kino centrs.

Matīsa, Kristīne. (2005). Elpojiet dziļi (1967). No: Kristīne Matīsa. Vecās labās… Latviešu kinoklasikas 50 spožākās pērles (87.-96. lpp.). Rīga: Atēna.