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A Letter from Ruhnu (2009)

Original title: Kiri Ruhnust

Documentary Duration 29:00

Young woman Kadri becomes s a teacher in an island of Ruhnu that is a small, isolated community. Her main duty is to teach the youngest children in the first and second grade - there are only two schoolchildren in these classes. At the same time, Kadri tries to get used to the island's life and to understand the strange traditions and odd behaviour of the local people living in isolated community.

Director: Heilika Pikkov

Keywords: changing of the seasons | discussion | public disclosure | different world view | education | horses | Word of God | cat | spring | interior of a church | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Silmviburlane
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 29:00


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Producer Ülo Pikkov
Director Heilika Pikkov
Screenwriter Heilika Pikkov
Cinematographer Heilika Pikkov | Kullar Viimne
Animator Ülo Pikkov | Daniel Müntinen
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Editor Heilika Pikkov

First releases

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  • Premiere: 19.01.2010, Cinema Artis, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 17.02.2010, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Estonian Film Days in München (Germany), 2013
  • Participation, Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS (Latvia), 2011
  • Participation, TRANZYT - Documentary Film Festival (Poznan, Poland), 2011

Partners and Sponsors

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