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Living Images (2013)

Original title: Elavad pildid

Feature film | Epic, historical Duration 135:00

Helmi, the daughter of a Baltic German baron, is imbued with life. She grows up in an old town house in Tallinn being neighbours with Julius, cinema technician, who has lifelong feelings for Helmi. Their lives and destinies meet in the old house throughout the 20 century - the house that keeps changing together with various times, both restless and happy.

Director: Hardi Volmer

Keywords: love marriage | jealousy | falling in love | Baltic Germans | migration of Baltic Germans | flag of the ESSR | hippies | feeling fear | pretty woman | disabled | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Exitfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Epic, historical
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English, Russian, German, French
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 135:00


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Producer Anneli Ahven
Director Hardi Volmer
Screenwriter Peep Pedmanson
Cinematographer Kristjan-Jaak Nuudi
Production Desinger Kalju Kivi
Costume Designer Tuulikki Tolli
Composer Ardo Ran Varres
Sound Designer Tiina Andreas | Ants Andreas
Editor Tambet Tasuja
Content Editor Tiina Lokk


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Priit Võigemast - Julius's father | Maria Soomets - Julius's mother Roosi | Marika Vaarik - Julius's mother Roosi | Sandra Üksküla-Uusberg - Helmi's mother | Sulev Teppart - Coachman | Peeter Oja - Bookkeeper Hirsch | Guido Kangur - Bookkeeper Hirsch | Egon Nuter - Baron von Rosen | Peeter Kaljumäe - Baron Stahl/Stahl jun

First releases

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  • in cinema: 21.02.2013, Coca-Cola Plaza (Tallinn), Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, KINOSHOCK - Open Film Festival for states of the CIS and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Anapa, Russia), 2013, International competition: Best Screenplay - Peep Pedmanson, Best Actress - Sandra Uusberg & Anu Lamp, Film Critics Prize
  • Participation, Shanghai International Film Festival (China), 2013
  • Participation, Baltijos Banga - International Film Festival (Nida, Lithuania), 2013

Partners and Sponsors

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