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Jaanus with two heads (2009)

Original title: Kahe peaga Jaanus

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Documentary Duration 26:00

During thirty years, sculptor Jaan Vares (1927) formed and polished the Estonian State Art Institute into a well-functioning mechanism where under the guidance of best lecturers and teachers several generations of Estonian artists emerged. Despite the strict dictates and prohibitions of the Soviet era, Vares was wise enough to make advantage of these orientations in order to develop Estonian art and to complete his life's work. In addition, he was able to create a whole gallery of interesting portrait sculptures placed in his studio in Merivälja. The documentary introduces Jaan Vares's life and work as well as describes his diverse ...

Director: Rein Raamat

Keywords: life in Soviet Estonia | biography | cultural history | exposition at an art exhibition | arts policy | art teachers | art studies | artists' studios | city streets | recollections of one's youth | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Raamat Film
Film Category Documentary, Portrey
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 26:00


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Producer Rein Raamat | Helvi Raamat
Director Rein Raamat
Screenwriter Rein Raamat
Cinematographer Arvo Vilu | Rein Raamat
Sound Designer Raivo Teeäär
Editor Rein Raamat

First releases

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  • in cinema: 10.09.2009, Cinema House, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Estonian Film Days (Estonia), 2010

Partners and Sponsors

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