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Estonia
1974, 49 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:

Kihnu is a small island in the Gulf of Riga. Soosaar looks at the islanders from the point of view of an explorer, just like his filmmaking hero Robert Flaherty once did. Their traditional lifestyle unfolds in front of his camera: customary songs and rituals, and heartfelt images of people’s daily lives.


Synopsis

Kihnu is one of Estonia’s islands, a small piece of land in the Gulf of Riga close to the town of Pärnu. Soosaar looks at the islanders from the point of view of an explorer, just like his filmmaking hero Robert Flaherty once did. Their traditional lifestyle unfolds in front of his camera: customary songs and rituals, and heartfelt images of people’s daily lives. The film takes an anthropological approach to filmmaking, characteristic of a style Soosaar would master in his later pictures.

Zane Balčus

About the director

Mark Soosaar (b. 1946). Selected filmography: Golden Coach (Kuldtõld, 1971), Woman from Kihnu (Kihnu naine, 1973), Christmas in Vigala (Jõulud Vigalas, 1980), Mr. Vene’s World (Härra Vene maailm, 1981), Man of Kihnu (Kihnu mees, 1986), Miss Saaremaa (1989), Father, Son and Holy Torum (Isa, poeg ja püha Toorum, 1997), Anu Raud: Patterns of an Artist’s Life (Anu Raud – elumustrid, 2002)

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

COLOR, DCP

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
   
Director: Mark Soosaar
Screenplay: Mark Soosaar
Dir. of Photography: Mark Soosaar
Music: Veljo Tormis
Editor: Anne Valing, Veera Liiv
Producer: Aneliis Simm
Production: Eesti Telefilm
Sales: Estonian Film Institute
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