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Lights in The Night (2007)

Original title: Tuled öös

One of 7 Animated Poems with films - Autumn Elegy, The Very Last Cigarette, Tablemat of Baltic Sea, A Vegetated Director, I Feel a Lifelong Bullet in the Back of My Head, Substantia Stellaris

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Animation Duration 02:06

A poem with a melancholy undertone about solitude and longing. We see a row of windows of an apartment building. Individual windows at first – some windows are dark, some are open and people bustle about, living, being born, dying, splitting up, rejoicing, being sad. We briefly see around twenty tiny incidents in the lives of various people – as much as can be seen through an open window or an opening in the curtains. This is perhaps only a completely insignificant and random moment, but nevertheless, if we imagine further, we can guess what might ...

Director: Heiki Ernits

Keywords: continuation of life | suicidal thoughts | yearning | inimesed akendes | human nature | symphathy | kosmiline mõõde | children | urban space | poetic work | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Eesti Joonisfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Cartoon, Animation
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English
Duration 02:06


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Producer Kalev Tamm
Director Heiki Ernits
Screenwriter Heiki Ernits
Production Desinger Heiki Ernits
Animator Marje Ale | Ülle Metsur | Annely Põldsaar | Tarmo Vaarmets | Tiina Ubar
Composer Sven Grünberg
Editor Janno Põldma
Writer of Adapted Work Arvi Siig

First releases

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  • in cinema: 05.05.2007 VII Nordic Poetry Festival, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • released on DVD: 17.09.2007, Collection: Black Ceiling, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2007, Best Animation of the Year - collection Black Ceiling
  • Participation, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2007
  • Participation, FANTOCHE - International Animation Film Festival (Baden, Switzerland), 2007

Partners and Sponsors

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