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Always is always (2012)

Original title: Alati on alati

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Documentary Duration 51:00

Poetical documentary about Jaan Paavle (1940-2010), an artist of Southern temperament who has been a scandalous Estonian poet and performance artist for several decades. Jaan is making preparations for his 70th birthday exhibition titled "Always is always", is working with his last painting and is dreaming about having his own studio. How is artwork born and what is the artist's essence? Through the discussions of the protagonist and his friend Leo we can learn about their philosophy of life. While getting involved in somewhat comical and unexpected situations, they interpret the world in a completely different way than an average ...

Director: Tõnis Lepik

Keywords: discussion | artist's studio | Buddhism | eccentric | wearing a hat | home | cafe | artist | poetry | reading a poem | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Kultusfilm
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Subtitles English
Duration 51:00


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Producer Liis Lepik
Director Tõnis Lepik
Screenwriter Tõnis Lepik | Riina Valmsen
Cinematographer Tõnis Lepik
Composer Björn Norralt
Sound Designer Tiina Andreas

First releases

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  • in cinema: 18.01.2012, kino Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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