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Valli`s Bar (2008)

Original title: Valli baar

Documentary Duration 50:00

All towns in the world have legendary bars and drinking places. Tiny
Valli Bar in Tallinn links different times and people and film is a
portrait of Estonian drinking scene. Shooting months turned out
jolly, but also dramatic, one of the participants was kicked out of
home, two died soon after the filming. Drinking was definitely part
in all that.
We are not against or for drinking, we just want to see and
understand it - if this is possible all together.

Director: Manfred Vainokivi

Keywords: accordion play | degradation | telling an anecdote | bar | barmaid | philosophy of life | drunkards | piano play | home | concert hall | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Filmivabrik
Film Category Documentary
Duration 50:00


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Producer Marju Lepp
Director Manfred Vainokivi
Screenwriter Peeter Sauter | Manfred Vainokivi
Cinematographer Manfred Vainokivi
Sound Designer Ivo Felt
Editor Kersti Miilen

First releases

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  • Premiere: 12.11.2008, Kino Sõprus (Tallinn), Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, DOCUPOILIS - International Documentary Film Festival of Barcelona (Spain), 2009, Debut film competition * Jury's Special Prize
  • Participation, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2009, Baltic Documentaries
  • Participation, Eszt het - Estonian Film Days in Budapest (Hungary), 2010

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm