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The Annual Ring (1974)

Original title: Aastaring

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Documentary Duration 57:24

A child's voice in the film: "When a tree gets a year older, it will grow a new ring on its trunk. The rains and droughts, storms and sunny days – everything has been written in the ring. Every day that has been lived fully leaves a mark in us." The summer and activities of Estonian children throughout one year. The filmmakers observe young film amateurs in a summer camp in Paatsalu, in Tartu House of Pioneers, in Tõravere observatory, the gathering of the student league. Together they visit Krabi forest district in Paganamaa and the student exhibition in Tallinn. ...

Director: Rein Maran

Keywords: eels in the bottom of a boat | amateur filmmakers' club | hobbies | making haystacks | hobby education | recreational activities | fishing | fishermen at sea with the boat | school's sports ground | cultivating with a hoe | View all »

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Eesti Telefilm
Color color
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 57:24


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Director Rein Maran
Screenwriter Mari Tarand | Rein Maran
Cinematographer Rein Maran | Vello Aruoja | Mark Soosaar
Composer Uno Naissoo
Sound Designer Raimond Schönberg
Editor Salme Kõrvemann
Content Editor Paul Jürjo
Managing Director Anneliis Simm

First releases

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  • on television: 03.01.1975, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Award of the Journalists’ Union of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR), 1975
  • Award, USSR Television Film Festival (USSR), 1975, Diploma - to the films of the TV-series "The Soviet Children"

Partners and Sponsors

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