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To Light (2015)

Original title (in Estonian): Valguseks/Valguseni/Valgusena

Students film Duration 33:37

To Light

A poetic film about a mother and son who decided to stay behind when the Estonian town Pechora became the Russian town Pechora. After 70 years there is hardly anything Estonian left in the town. Linda and Mart Kallas try to maintain contact with their homeland but this is no cure for loneliness.

Director: Nora Särak

Keywords: mother-son relationship | church | birthday | Russification | loneliness | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Balti Filmi- ja Meediakooli meediaosakond
Film Category Students film, Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 33:37


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Producer Nora Särak
Director Nora Särak
Cinematographer Nora Särak
Animator Karri Kaljend
Composer John Bence
Editor Nora Särak

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia), 2015, Best Student film
  • Award, PÖFF: Sleepwalkers - Short Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2015, Grand Prix; National competition - Best Short 2015
  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2015, Documentary of the year

Partners and Sponsors

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