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The Kaplinski System (2011)

Original title: Kaplinski süsteem

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Documentary Duration 54:55

The Kaplinski System

What kind of a man, husband and father is Jaan Kaplinski, one of the most known and productive Estonian writers, poets and thinkers? What lies behind his poetry and writings? A close insight into Kaplinski's world describes one day in the writer's life, from dusk till down, full of daily activities in Mutiku farm, including discussions about poetry, language and freedom of creation during the Soviet era and today. There are pivotal times in Kaplinski's life right now since he is looking for inner freedom while following the example of Taoism. His thoughts and flashbacks of the past including simple ...

Director: Raphaël Gianelli-Meriano

Keywords: heating the stove | skinny-dipping | daily life | daily life in the countryside | Estonian language | self-censorship | Krustshev era | identity | walking in a forest | river | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm, Eaux Vives Productions (France)
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Estonian, French, English
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 54:55

First releases

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  • on television: 17.09.2012, ETV, Estonia
  • in cinema: 13.03.2012, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 25.11.2011, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Estonian Film Days in München (Germany), 2013
  • Participation, TRANZYT - Documentary Film Festival (Poznan, Poland), 2012
  • Participation, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2011, Tridens Baltic Film Competition

Partners and Sponsors

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