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The Gull Theorem (2014)

Original title: Kajaka teoreem

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Documentary Duration 37:44

We spent more and more time inside, behind the desks, surrounded by electronics, and illusioned by the large office windows of being outside, being free. There are several wild species living in this artificial environment that we call a city, and like gulls, they rustle amidst reflecting endless glass and metal. Gulls are living in the city for the same reason as we do – it is easier to get along here. Hence, there is a lot of reflection of gulls in us. The bird is an opportunist by nature, a good conformer like us, and it is inherent for ...

Director: Joosep Matjus

Keywords: soul bird | fear | flight of a seagull | eggs of a seagull | gull's nest | seagulls | feeding a baby gull | baby gulls | everyday life of gulls | screaming of gulls | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Exitfilm
Film Category Documentary, Nature
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 37:44


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Producer Eero Talvistu
Director Joosep Matjus
Cinematographer Joosep Matjus | Atte Henriksson
Composer Ekke Västrik
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Editor Katri Rannastu
Content Editor Katri Rannastu


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 02.05.2014, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • at other places: 28.05.2014, Elektriteater, Tartu, Estonia
  • on television: 20.10.2014, ETV2, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2014, Documentary Film of the Year - to Joosep Matjus
  • Prize, Doki Kild - Estonian Documentary Guild colleague award (Estonia), 2014
  • Participation, Matsalu Nature Film Festival (Estonia), 2014

Partners and Sponsors

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