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Arvo Pärt - Even if I lose everything (2015)

Original title: Arvo Pärt - isegi kui ma kõik kaotan

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Documentary Duration 89:48

Arvo Pärt - Even if I lose everything

“Even if I lose everything…,“ Arvo Pärt has written in his workbook. He calls the diary his workbooks. In the course of decades, along with work at musical texts, he has filled those workbooks with his contemplations, with his moments of grief and joy, with his finds, discoveries, worries and experience – with everything that might be called the inner life of an artist.
In our film, Arvo Pärt, together with Immo Mihkelson, deciphers his notes in those workbooks – a fascinating and interesting activity. There are things that are incomprehensible, but there are also things that are edifying. Every ...

Director: Dorian Supin

Keywords: conductor | conductor in the rehearsal hall | Estonian luminaries | philosophy of life | good-heartedness | composer | composer making music | composer's inner world | composer's communication with interpreters | musical work | View all »

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Videos (1)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Minor Film
Film Category Documentary, Portrait, Music Documentary
Duration 89:48


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Producer Reet Sokmann
Director Dorian Supin
Screenwriter Dorian Supin
Cinematographer Dorian Supin
Art Director Sirje Tooma
Composer Arvo Pärt
Sound Designer Mart Kessel-Otsa
Editor Kadri Kanter

First releases

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  • in cinema: 25.08.2015 Arvo Pärt Centre Film Evening, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • at other places: 24.08.2015, KUMU, Estonia
  • at other places: 19.12.2015, Kings Place, London, United Kingdom

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), 2015
  • Participation, DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (Finland), 2016
  • Participation, Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (South Korea), 2016

Partners and Sponsors

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