The End of Poetry conjures up a picture of bygone times and men. It's a glance from the future into the past, depicting the flag-flying days in Estonia. There is a contemporary Painter, a Writer, a Historian, a Soldier, a Teacher, a Scientist and a Composer. It might well happen that these characters open up to reveal their beliefs. But it might equally be the case that these conundrums are left for the viewer to decipher on their own. Where poetry ends, history begins.
The Bus The Tallinn-Kaliningrad bus crosses three borders during one night: Estonian-Latvian, Latvian-Lithuanian, and Lithuanian Russian. It drives on the territories of four countries. Its passengers need to use four different currencies to pay for toilets or buy sandwiches during the journey. The film analizes the peculiar nature of this situation. During the Soviet times there were no borderguards on this route. And now, when the three Baltic States have joined the EU, history has turned again. “In the bus you exist in different dimensions of the time. The real time is actual for the travel (departure, arrival). Than there is the time of bus – hour in the bus is different from time outside of the bus. As well you have time of your dreams. And you live in the time of history. The running time of the film is short compared to the way from Tallinn to Kaliningrad. What we tried to do is reaching some synchronism of subjective time of bus, people, history.” The reason for making the film is the peculiar nature of this situation. During the Soviet times there were no border guards on this route. Since the three Baltic States have joined the EU, history has changed also. The bus is not just a space on wheels moving through another space, the bus is a short-term home for the representatives of different nations and different social strata.
The Man Who Lived in Three-Dimensional Time
The story of man who lived in 3D times. This is the story of the President of the Estonian Republic. He was a writer, filmmaker, traveler and diplomat who took revenge for his father’s lost generation.