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Working Title: Wunderkind (2012)

Original title: Tööpealkiri: Imelaps

Prodigy Between the Notes

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Documentary Duration 57:45

Alex Prior was born in 1992 in London to an English father and a Russian mother. Even as a child he was being called “a little Pavarotti” or “a little Mozart” because of his angelic voice and his composition skills. Alex completes his first composition aged eight and enters the St. Petersburg Conservatory aged 13, where he graduates in the composition and conducting master classes in 2010, aged 17. It is his mother in particular who pushes her son's career: She arranges concerts with leading orchestras in Russia and England, she admonishes him to practise and negotiates his contracts. And ...

Director: Marianna Kaat

Keywords: ambition | giftedness | honesty | ballet dancers | ballet scene | ballet | conducting | conductor | examples | mother-son relationship | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Baltic Film Production
Film Category Documentary, Portrait, Music Documentary
Text / Dialogue Russian, English
Subtitles English, Estonian
Duration 57:45


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Producer Marianna Kaat
Director Marianna Kaat
Screenwriter Marianna Kaat
Cinematographer Rein Kotov
Composer Alexander Prior
Sound Designer Ivo Felt
Editor Max Golomidov | Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo
Content Editor Heidi Pruuli

First releases

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  • in cinema: 5.04.2012, kino Artis, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 22.11.2012, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), 2012
  • Participation, Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival (Finland) , 2013
  • Nomination, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2012

Partners and Sponsors

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