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Father, Son and Holy Theatre (2009)

Original title: Isa, Poeg ja Teatri Vaim

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Documentary Duration 37:58

Alar Sudak alias Elaan is the don Quijote of Estonian theatre - predestined to eternal loneliness. Sudak's dream to become an officially acknowledged actor has never come true. He has failed the entrace exams to the Drama School of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and other schools. The documentary tells a story related to the Old Testament - including good-hearted Satan, water fight, unrequited love of theatre, jurisprudence, community's revenge that lasts several generations and polities. Elaan's life and destiny includes so much drama that he is unable to let go of it - as his actor's spirit cannot ...

Director: Marko Raat

Keywords: performance | bearded man | inspiration | father-son relationship | souring | obsession | home | judge | court | theatrical productions | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm
Film Category Documentary, Problem oriented
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 37:58, 37:58


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Producer Ivo Felt
Director Marko Raat
Screenwriter Marko Raat
Cinematographer Marko Raat | Rein Kotov | Heilika Pikkov
Sound Designer Ivo Felt
Editor Madli Lääne

First releases

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  • at other places: 27.10.2009, Kanuti Gildi saal, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 27.01.2010, ETV, Estonia
  • in cinema: 19.01.2010, Artis, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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