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Film about my mother (2007)

Original title: Film minu emast

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Documentary Duration 27:00

Elderly Helju Laiapea lost her mother, father and three brothers during a short period of time when she was only a child - she lost her childhood and home. When Helju was 24, she buried her first son. The woman has never got over her losses - fear of losing her close ones and the idea of her own approaching death have always accompanied her. In the spring of 2007, the director introduced Naatan Haamer, a church minister, to his mother. (Vahur Laiapea had started to make a film about Haamer at that point). The meeting led into another documentary ...

Director: Vahur Laiapea

Keywords: mother | mother-son relationship | pastoral duties | fear of being alone | thoughtfulness | pain of loss | church | interior of a church | church minister | home | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Ikoon
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 27:00


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Producer Vahur Laiapea
Director Vahur Laiapea
Screenwriter Vahur Laiapea
Cinematographer Vahur Laiapea | Urmas Sepp
Composer Tõnu Kõrvits
Editor Urmas Sepp

First releases

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  • in cinema: 20.11.2007, Sõprus (Tallinn), Estonia
  • on television: 28.11.2007, ETV, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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