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Writer's life (2014)

Original title: Kirjaniku elu

Documentary Duration 56:00

The recurring theme in the documentary lies in brief meetings with writer Arvo Valton and his companions at various moments in his life. The filmmakers have recorded the writer's birthday party in the Writers' House, Tallinn; his home in Märjamaa; and his conversations with Sirje Kiin. Valton explains his world views and tells about his life as a writer. Valton's wife Tiina Vallikivi has always been supportive and understanding, a true fairy of the big family. Writing is Arvo Valton's passion and freedom.

Director: Tõnu Aru | Eve Ester

Keywords: spouses | discussion | car ride | self-esteem | performance | hugging | literature | writer | writer in his/her family circle | home | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tõnu Aru Videostuudio
Film Category Documentary, Portrey
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 56:00


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Producer Tõnu Aru
Director Tõnu Aru | Eve Ester
Screenwriter Eve Ester | Tõnu Aru | Arvo Valton
Cinematographer Eve Ester | Tõnu Aru
Editor Eve Ester | Tõnu Aru

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