Home » Film Categories

Arvo Pärt. 24 Preludes for a Fugue (2002)

Original title: Arvo Pärt. 24 prelüüdi ühele fuugale

Documentary Duration 86:45

Arvo Pärt. 24 Preludes for a Fugue

A portrait documentary made of precious moments recorded during three productive years of the composer’s life, the film features rehearsals, premieres, seminars, meetings and recollections. Director Dorian Supin succeeds in revealing Arvo Pärt’s musical thinking. His work opens a door to the inner world of one of the most spiritually intense composers of our time. The film is enhanced by excerpts from major musical works such as "Tabula Rasa", "Passio", "Fratres", "Orient & Occident", "Cecilia, vergine romana" and "Como cierva sedienta".

Director: Dorian Supin

Keywords: conductors | Estonian luminaries | biography | composer | developing story of a composer | composer's inner world | composer's communication with interpreters | musical work | composing and interpretation | premiere of a musical work | View all »

Photos and Galleries (7)

View all

Videos (1)

View all

Main Data

View all
Production Firm(s) F-Seitse
Film Category Documentary, Portrey, Music Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, German, Russian, English
Subtitles Estonian, English, French, German, hispaania, Italian, Finnish, Russian, Japanese
Duration 86:45, 58:00, 52:00


View all
Producer Reet Sokmann
Director Dorian Supin
Screenwriter Dorian Supin
Cinematographer Dorian Supin
Composer Arvo Pärt
Sound Designer Mart Otsa
Editor Kadri Kanter

First releases

View all
  • in cinema: 2002, Cinema Arsenal, Berlin, Germany
  • at other places: 15.03.2002, Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, Estonia
  • in cinema: 18.03.2002, Estonian Film Week, Cinema House, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

View all
  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2002, Documentary Film of the Year: Dorian Supin - for "Arvo Pärt. 24 Preludes for a Fugue"
  • Award, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia), 2003, The UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Prize; Jury¹s Special Selection for the Best Art Film; the Best Estonian Documentary Film
  • Participation, Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), 2002

Partners and Sponsors

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