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Toys and Totems (2017)

Original title: Nukud ja tootemid

Documentary | Animation Duration 30:00

Some objects in our lives are more significant than others, be they ritual artifacts or childhood toys. Their life-stories intertwine with our own. Reflecting to and from their significant objects, children create reality, and so can grown-ups. The film, with its documentary stories, stop-motion animation and associative imagery, pays tribute to the humans’ bittersweet yearning for re-connection and transformation. Ritual objects and children’s toys can be equally infused with the power to change our perceived reality. Playing is a cosmological act that can make anything possible.

Director: Kadriann Kibus | Sergei Kibus

Keywords: Batman | fantasy mixing with reality | soul | idols | childhood memories | artwork | creative process | magic | creation of world | game | View all »

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Videos (2)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Sabat Film
Film Category Documentary, Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 30:00


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Producer Kadriann Kibus
Director Kadriann Kibus | Sergei Kibus
Screenwriter Kadriann Kibus | Sergei Kibus
Cinematographer Sergei Kibus
Art Director Kadriann Kibus
Animator Sergei Kibus | Triin Sarapik-Kivi
Composer Ekke Västrik
Sound Designer Ekke Västrik
Editor Kadriann Kibus

First releases

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  • in cinema: 12.10.2017, Cinema Sõprus, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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