Documentary with animated sequences about 85-year-old Elbert Tuganov and 80-year-old Heino Pars - two animators and artists who, despite the changing times, became masters of their specialty. Both are the creators of the world's first and only 3-D puppet films, along with many international award-winning animated films. They laid the foundation for the so-called Estonian school of animation back in 1957.
The first film in the Seto language in the world speaks about the brightest hero of a small people, the folk singer Hilana Taarka, a woman who lived her whole life as an outcast in a small chimneyless hut; as an unmarried mother of children in poverty, begging her bread, doing odd jobs and singing. She always sang the truth, sometimes bitter, sometimes funny, sometimes cruel. She was feared, despised and coveted. Taarka sang throughout her remarkable life, throughout her fate, from a small Seto village to international fame. And she sang well. Really well. Taarka became the Mother of the Song, a legend. But as a woman, as a member of the community, the Seto people never really accepted her. Taarka – a despised woman and a worshipped singer.
Erkki-Sven Tüür: 7 Etudes in Pictures
Besides Arvo Pärt, Erkki-Sven Tüür is the most known Estonian composer, whose work is loved and honoured by the general music public all over the world. The film consists of 7 parts, each of them tells a different story and has a special visual solution to open an important theme in composer´s life. The chapters resound the musical history, worldviews and existential questions which are important to the composer. Questions are being answered by Tüür and the people, who understand and appreciate his creative life and his colorific personality. His work is being ordered by the best interprets and orchestras, his pieces are performed in the most respectable music halls. BBC Music Magazine released an overview of 250 interprets, composers and conductors, who have made an impact to the music of the world. People who make difference, said the cover of the magazine. Next to John Adams, John Tavener and Gavin Bryarsiga, Erkki-Sven Tüür was one of the 70 composers included there. How does the process of music writing go, how does the initial music piece get into the music hall, which are his sources for inspiration? Which is his position in the context of the world music? These and lots of other
Time is Here
Sometimes a second lasts forever, sometimes you don't notice days passing. Joonas, Karit, Doris and Fred are all seven years old and starting their first school year. They live in different places all over Estonia, their lifestyles are not the same; they are very different individuals. But time flows around them in the same way. In their first school year, they need to adapt to the new life – waking up too early, doing endless schoolwork, finding their status in the class. Instead, they only want to be with friends, eat chocolate, play in the yard, and run like the wind. This documentary follows four children through their first year in school. There's no past, no future – just the moment they live in. Time is here.