Creative documentary Monument focuses on a sensitive issue in Estonian cultural and socio-political situation – a public monument by Estonian artists Arnold Alas and Enn Roos created in 1947. The film brings us more than just this one statue – we can see monuments and statues that have closely been connected with the history of Estonian Republic. Estonian sculptors, sociologists and art historians try to cast light upon important issues in the present day Estonia – why we need our monuments; how we have related to them during the changing times in Estonia. The documentary describes the fate of the monuments of artistic value – many of them can be victims of ideology. During the 20th century, Estonia has survived different eras that have brought along both erecting and taking away monuments. In countries with stable development the monuments have been taken as historic objects with artistic value. That is why the present day situation of the monuments left in Eastern European countries have become actual. Plenty of unique archival material has been used in the film, some of it appearing in public for the first time.
A melodramatic love story about a woman photographer, who does not differentiate between life and art.
A film about Evald Okas the biggest and the most controversial legend of Estonian art. His monologues open for us the important signposts of his life and creative work. Evald Okas became an artist before the World War II and has been a part of Estonian culture for over 70 years. In the film Okas is going back to the past opening for us a fascinating story of his life. We see his paintings, graphics, scissor cuts, book illustrations and Ex Libris. Okas' art is full of erotic power, passion and unexpected visual ideas.
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