Sound and Picture Restoration of

The Times of the Surveyors

Original title: Mērnieku laiki
English title: The Times of the Surveyors
Directed by: Voldemārs Pūce
Cinematography by: Jānis Briedis
Art direction by: Herberts Līkums
Sound direction by: Igors Jakovļevs
Music composer: Marģeris Zariņš
Main cast: Vija Artmane, Gunārs Cilinskis, Eduards Pāvuls, Elza Radziņa, Pēteris Cepurnieks, Harijs Avens, Alfrēds Jaunušans, Kārlis Sebris, Artūrs Dimiters
Year: 1968
Genre: Drama
Studio: Rīgas Kinostudija
Country: Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic / USSR (today – Republic of Latvia)

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We were honoured to entrusted to restore this screen adaptation of this famous piece of Latvian literature. The book by brothers Kaudzīte has been a part of high school literature programme for many decades and now our restored piece has become an essential addition to the school curriculum in Latvia.

Restoration description:

Restoration production company: Locomotive Classics
Restoration production years: 2019
Restoration premiere: 21.09.2019
Restoration team: Rūta Sudakova, Pēteris Sudakovs, Kaspars Cirsis, Ģirts Bišs, Elīna Reinholde, Roberts Vinovskis
Film material source: Latvian State Archive of Audiovisual Documents, Šmerļa Street 5, Riga, Latvia
Picture/Audio source material: Positive / Optical track
Scanning resolution: 2K

Restored master details:

Master resolution: 2K DCI SCOPE
Original frame rate: 24.000 fps
Picture color format: Colour
Film aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Sound format: STEREO, 5.1.

Distribution details:

Original format length: 97 min 24fps
Television version length: 97 min 25fps
Audio languages: Latvian (original)
Audio languages: Latvian