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Ahto. Chasing A Dream (2018)

Original title: Ahto. Unistuste jaht

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Documentary Duration 92:00

A documentary about Ahto Valter, a big dreamer, a great adventurer and sailor whose journey around the world on a sailboat that carries his name makes young boys yearn for adventure, young ladies write love letters and reporters follow him everywhere. Nobody knew what was this motivator that made him do it. A hero's restless mind, hardships over the years chasing his dream and failures on the way can be seen in the film that uses unique archive material to open up the cravings and challenges of an explorer from the previous century. A colourful journey around the world can ...

Director: Jaanis Valk

Keywords: marriage | spouse | historical character | atmosphere of an era | document of an era | offshore sailing | extreme conditions | biography | emancipated woman | detachment | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Rühm Pluss Null
Film Category Documentary
Duration 92:00


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Producer Erik Norkroos
Director Jaanis Valk
Screenwriter Jaanis Valk
Cinematographer Erik Norkroos
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Editor Erik Norkroos | Kersti Miilen | Jaanis Valk
Content Editor Peep Puks


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 08.03.2018, Cinema Solaris, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 29.05.2018, Krakow Film Festival, Poland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia), 2018, Best Estonian Documentary
  • Participation, Krakow Film Festival (Poland), 2018, Section: Focus on Estonia
  • Participation, Galway Film Fleadh (Ireland), 2019, Sections: Focus on Estonia, International Feature Documentaries

Partners and Sponsors

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