The Kaplinski System
Two friends, one a French photographer and filmmaker, the other a famous Estonian thinker and poet. Two people from two different generations, but a great friendship. For several weeks, Räphael Gianelli-Meriano filmed Jaan Kaplinski’s everyday life at his house in the countryside, in his domestic context. Jaan Kaplinski is an appreciated literary figure. His poems have been translated into twenty different languages and are read on every continent. He has often been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Raphäel Gianelli-Meriano loves Estonia and he realized many films and a photographic work about the Estonian country. This film is a reflection on the role of a contemporary poet, on nature as he sees it and the current place of poetry in our world.
After twelve years of experience in cinema industry, both in festivals (Cannes, Moscow, Saint-Pétersbourg… ) and in production companies, Xénia MAINGOT creates in 2008, Eaux Vives Productions, a production company of features and documentaries films. The
company seeks to promote the emergence of film-makers from other visual arts and who have a lucid and/or out of the ordinary view of today’s world.
Filmography: Video installation: Le Voyage Liquide by Eric Watt, 3 parts of 18 minutes / mini-DV / shown at The Estuaire Nantes Saint Nazaire Biennale. Summer 2009. Documentaries: Le Voyage Liquide by Eric Watt, 66 min. / mini-DV / December 2009 Le Système Kaplinski by Raphaël Gianelli-Mariano / 90min. / HD / in production Feature-length films: Au seuil du Monde by Philip Martin / 90min. / HD / in production Ma dernière vie by Philip Martin / 90min. / HD / script development Peter Haarlem by Eric Watt/ 90min. /HD/ script development. Co-productions: Murmuring Waves by Alberto Morais, produced by Olivo Films.
Eaux Vives Productions
8, rue Godillot
93400 Saint Ouen
East Silver / Prague Edition - 2012
Project Market - 2012