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Underwater Flights (2012)

Original title: Allveelennud

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Feature film | Epic, historical Duration 51:37

The stories of the ten short film narrations take place during about one hundred years in Estonia – the first story in 1820, the last one in 1938. This was the era when first aircrafts were invented, first submarines started to ride under water, zeppelins threw bombs and children collected scrap metal for submarines. There was no money, but there was will! Crazy times, creative people. All stories have been told by different historical or fictive characters related to the first ones. These characters present their stories through private letters, diary entries, intelligence reports or bed-time stories, everyone in their own ...

Director: Jaak Kilmi

Keywords: historical treatment | airship | proposal | narrating | writing a letter | ship christening | ship launching | ceremony of ship launching | ship's cook | shipping | View all »

Photos and Galleries (10)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Traumfabrik
Film Category Feature film, Short
Genre Epic, historical
Text / Dialogue Estonian, German, French, Russian
Subtitles Estonian, Finnish, English, Russian
Duration 51:37

First releases

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  • at other places: 12.05.2012, Seaplane Harbour - Estonian Maritime Museum, Talli, Estonia
  • on television: 6.01.2013, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2012, Special Awards: Kiur Aarma, Jaak Kilmi, Erik Moora, Tõnis Leht
  • Participation, Time-Based Art Festival TBA (USA), 2012
  • Participation, Blue Sea Film Festival (Rauma, Finland), 2012

Partners and Sponsors

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