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Return of Jaan Manitski (2009)

Original title: Jaan Manitski tagasitulek

Documentary Duration 52:18

Return of Jaan Manitski

This is a film about a man who returned from exile, to his home village Viinistu. As a wealthy man, it took him only a couple of years to establish a big art and culture centre there. He did not do it to make money, but to be a role model and art patron in Estonia, this country that only recently regained its independence. The position of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia made him into an indisputable leader who was also nominated as a candidate for the presidency of Estonia.

Director: Rein Raamat

Keywords: activity | enterprisingness | horses in a paddock | yacht harbour | fishing port | cemetery | rocky beach | home village | love for homeland | cultural patronage | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Raamat Film
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 52:18


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Producer Rein Raamat | Helvi Raamat
Director Rein Raamat
Screenwriter Jaan Kruusvall
Cinematographer Arvo Vilu | Rein Raamat
Sound Designer Peeter Brambat
Editor Rein Raamat

First releases

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  • in cinema: 19.02.2009, Kinomajas (Tallinn), Estonia
  • on television: 30.05.2009, ETV, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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