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The Dress (2007)

Original title: Kleit

Animation Duration 06:24

A woman tries to remember the highlights of her life, or maybe dreams about them. Who is that woman, whose dress knows a beautiful-exiting life with kitchen utensils? We don't see the woman never intact, though we move along her body, rather along her dress, since the dress and the body can be the same. From time to time different insects appear as to laugh over the woman's innocent dreams, just as guzzling and unreliable dreams. They predict the end and death, nobody knows - through guillotine or kitchen knife.

Director: Girlin Bassovskaja

Keywords: bidirectionality of time | life and death | inevitability of life | kleit | queen | kitchen | degradation | muundumine | fragment of memory | woman | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Nukufilm
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue English, Estonian
Duration 06:24


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Producer Arvo Nuut
Director Girlin Bassovskaja
Screenwriter Jelena Girlin
Cinematographer Ragnar Neljandi
Art Director Girlin Bassovskaja
Animator Marili Sokk
Composer Malle Maltis
Sound Designer Tiina Andreas
Editor Girlin Bassovskaja | Ragnar Neljandi | Villem Tammaru

First releases

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  • in cinema: 11.04.2007 Opening Ceremony of Estonian Music Days, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 08.2007, London International Animated Festival, United Kingdom
  • released on DVD: 2007, Estonian Puppet Animation: Having soul. Volume 4, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Animateka - International Animated Film Festival (Ljubljana, Slovenia), 2007, Grand Prix
  • Award, CINANIMA - International Animated Film Festival (Espinho, Portugal), 2007, Best Short Film
  • Prize, San Giò Verona Video Festival (Italy), 2008, Best Cinematography: Ragnar Neljandi; Prize of Equal Opportunities: Immagine Donna

Partners and Sponsors

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