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Life Before Life (2016)

Original title: Elu enne elu

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Animation Duration 07:40

In a beautiful flowery meadow, the miracle of life is taking place. A new life is born. The newborn butterfly Bruno flies into the wide world to look for something better, not realizing that he was born at the best place ever. Soon he finds himself at a big bush. The leaves of the bush give off a substance narcotic for insects. The busy life going on in the bush impresses Bruno. This is what he’s been looking for. But life and death walk hand in hand here, and just before landing on a leaf, Bruno is eaten up. Only ...

Director: Rao Heidmets

Keywords: ambition | armutus | mistake | continuation of life | life and death | perspectives of life | life after death | elu ringkäik | buoyancy | nightmares | View all »

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Production Firm(s) Rao Heidmetsa Filmistuudio
Film Category Animation, Other types of animation
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 07:40


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Producer Rao Heidmets
Director Rao Heidmets
Screenwriter Rao Heidmets
Cinematographer Urmas Jõemees
Art Director Rao Heidmets
Animator Priit Tender | Leo Lätti | Eneli Kelli | Morten Tšinakov | Pauline Heidmets | Lucija Mrzljak
Composer Sven Grünberg
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Editor Urmas Jõemees | Rao Heidmets
Content Editor Eva Toome

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