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The Monument (2008)

Original title: Monument

Documentary Duration 54:25

The documentary depicts monuments and heritage artwork that have been closely related to the history of the Republic of Estonia. Estonian sculptors, former prisoners, social scientists and art historians share their memories in the film. Why do we need our monuments? What kind of attitude has been towards Estonian monuments and heritage artwork during the changing times in local history? Memorial columns can be victims of ideology. Estonia has been governed by several state authorities during the 20th century, all of them have left their own monuments. The destiny of numerous military monuments in East-Europe has become an actual issue.

Director: Tõnu Virve

Keywords: documenting of historical events | opinions | grove | ideological propaganda | voice-over | cemetery | politicizing art | hoisting a flag | reciting a poem | dislocating a monument | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Freyja Film
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Voiceower Estonian, Russian
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 54:25


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Producer Tõnu Virve
Director Tõnu Virve
Screenwriter Juta Kivimäe
Cinematographer Rasmus Puksmann | Mihkel Soe | Arthur Virve
Composer Sven Grünberg
Sound Designer Mario Narbekov
Editor Rasmus Puksmann | Tõnu Virve


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  • Premiere: 26.05.2008, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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