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Paper Town (2013)

Original title: Paberist linn

Documentary Duration 29:47

Fyodor is recreating the past of Narva out of cardboard. Mats is designing the future of it, and knocks down old red brick buildings. They both have love for the town. Russia took over Narva from Sweden in the Great Northern War in 1704. Since then, the rule has been passed over six times. Not only on the border of Estonia and Russia, Narva is also on the cusp of the past and the future. This affectionate film brings the town to life in archive material, in models and architects’ sketches.

Director: Jaak Kilmi

Keywords: hobbies | two gentlemen | spinning department | real estate development | knitting factory | handicraft | demolition work | history of city | making the scale model of a city | urban architecture | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Pimik
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Russian, English
Voiceower Estonian
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 29:47


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Producer Jaak Kilmi
Director Jaak Kilmi
Screenwriter Andres Keil | Jaak Kilmi
Cinematographer Ivar Taim | Jaak Kilmi | Siim Sillamaa
Composer Janek Murd
Sound Designer Tarvo Schmeimann
Editor Mirjam Jegorov

First releases

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  • at other places: 21.02.2014 Narva premiere, Narva College of the University of Tartu, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 28.01.2014 International premiere, Docpoint, Helsinki, Finland
  • on television: 8.01.2014, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (Finland), 28.01.2014

Partners and Sponsors

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