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1968, 15 min
Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
|2H4||Saturday||30/6 19:30||Husovka Theatre|
|4C5||Monday||2/7 18:30||Čas Cinema|
|832||Friday||6/7 10:30||Congress Hall|
This film will be screened with the following films:
The simple act of going to a café acquires new meaning in Sööt’s classic work. The film creates entertaining, contrasting views of Tallinn’s social life, employing a hidden camera, music from Handel and The Beatles, poetry as off-screen commentary, and the latest discoveries about Mars.
The simple act of going to a café takes on a different meaning in Sööt’s classic work of 1960s Estonian documentary cinema. Older ladies and young people become objects of study, as if being observed by creatures from another planet. Employing a hidden camera, director-cinematographer Sööt creates entertaining, contrasting views of Tallinn’s social life, set to music from The Beatles and Handel in combination with off-screen commentary (the poetry of Arthur Alliksaar) and the latest discoveries about Mars.
About the director
Andres Sööt (b. 1934). Selected filmography: Ruhnu (1965), 511 Best Photographs of Mars (511 paremat fotot Marsist, 1968), Conductors (Dirigendid, 1975), Midsummer Day (Jaanipäev, 1978), Year of the Dragon (Draakoni aasta, 1988), Konrad Mägi (2001), Camino (2011)