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Body Memory (2011)

Original title: Keha mälu

Animation Duration 09:24

Our body remembers more than we can expect and imagine. It remembers also the sorrow and pain of the predecessors, sustaining the stories of our parents and grandparents as well as their ancestors.
But, how far back is it possible to go in the memory of the body?

Director: Ülo Pikkov

Keywords: history | surrendering | feeling fear | getting killed | disappearance | homesickness | cultural memory | deportees | cattle cars | hopelessness | View all »

Photos and Galleries (5)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Nukufilm
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 09:24


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Producer Arvo Nuut
Director Ülo Pikkov
Screenwriter Ülo Pikkov
Cinematographer Raivo Möllits
Production Desinger Ülo Pikkov
Animator Märt Kivi
Composer Mirjam Tally
Sound Designer Tiina Andreas
Editor Ülo Pikkov

First releases

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  • in cinema: 16.11.2011, Solaris Cinema, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 25.06.2011, TOFIFEST - Toruń Short Film Festival, Poland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada), 2011, Honourable mention: "For its vivid visual metaphor"
  • Award, Riga International Film Festival (Latvia), 2011, Baltic Competition - Jury Special Mention
  • Award, TINDIRINDIS - International Animation Film Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania), 2011, Special Mention

Partners and Sponsors

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