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Estonia
1968, 18 min

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary

  2H3 Saturday 30/6 16:30 Husovka Theatre
  6L1 Wednesday 4/7 10:30 Lazne III Cinema
  837 Friday 6/7 19:00 Congress Hall
This film will be screened with the following films:

This recently restored documentary bears witness to both the Soviet production system and censorship. The view of life on a collective farm depicted here seemed too bleak for the officials involved, and the film was not screened for two decades. What we see is an honest observation of country life presented in a wonderful visual form.


Synopsis

This recently restored film bears witness to both the Soviet production system and censorship. The view of life on a collective farm that Tambek portrayed seemed too bleak to the officials involved, and the film was not screened until the end of the 1980s. The current version of Peasants begins with a declaration from that time stating that the film failed to support the system, which led to it being shelved. What we see is an honest observation of various aspects of country life presented in a wonderful visual form.

Zane Balčus

About the director

Ülo Tambek (1922–1979). Selected filmography: Memento (1966), Eduard Viiralt (1968), Peasants (Talupojad, 1969), First Five-Pointed Stars (Esimesed viisnurgad, 1970), El Dorado (Eldoraado, 1971), Oil Shale Miners (Kivihännad, 1974), Passion (Passioon, 1978)

Contacts

Estonian Film Institute
Uus 3, 10111, Tallinn
Estonia
Tel: +372 627 6060
Fax: +372 627 6061
E-mail: film@filmi.ee
www: www.filmi.ee

About the film

Black & white, DCP

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
   
Director: Ülo Tambek
Screenplay: Hando Runnel
Dir. of Photography: Toomas Kirdelaht
Editor: Eevi Säde
Producer: Jaak Jürida
Production: Tallinnfilm
Sales: Estonian Film Institute
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