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Beggar Writer's House (2012)

Original title: Vaeste kirjanike maja

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Documentary Duration 52:15

Why do we care for writers who don't care for anything or anybody, even not for themselves? Still we need them and feed them, we love them and give shelter. Can it be that at certain moments we would like to be writers and also have this love-hate relationship with the world that writers expose.
So when we keep our poets in a special house and observe them like we watch animals in the zoo, listen how they shout and howl their poetry, we are partly freed from our everyday identity and become romantic poetry desperadoes too.
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Director: Manfred Vainokivi

Keywords: garden party | bohemian lifestyle | philosophizing | drinking | writers | community | chimney sweeper | kitchen | artwork | poet | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Filmivabrik
Film Category Documentary, Observation
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 52:15


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Producer Marju Lepp
Director Manfred Vainokivi
Screenwriter Manfred Vainokivi
Cinematographer Manfred Vainokivi
Sound Designer Ivo Felt | Valter Jakovlev
Editor Kersti Miilen

First releases

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  • in cinema: 18.10.2012, kino Artis (Tallinn), Estonia
  • on television: 15.05.2013, ETV, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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