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Teofrastus (2019)

Animation Duration 15:00

A tale of freedom and compassion, set in the 1980s Soviet Estonia, as
experienced by a cat and recounted by its owner. Cat Teofrastus lives a
homeless life at a train station. One day, he is offered a home by a family living in a nearby countryside house. However, the happy life is short-lived when the cat is taken to the big city and gets lost on the streets. Will Teofrastus find his way back to happiness?

Director: Sergei Kibus

Keywords: school of life | buoyancy | cat | home | kodu kaotamine | domestic animals | homelessness | moving | cold | freezing | View all »

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Videos (2)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Nukufilm
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 15:00


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Producer Kerdi Oengo | Andres Mänd
Co-producer Sergei Kibus
Director Sergei Kibus
Screenwriter Sergei Kibus
Cinematographer Ragnar Neljandi
Production Desinger Pärtel Tall
Animator Olga Stalev | Triin Sarapik-Kivi | Egert Kesa | Ida Lepparu
Composer Mari Jürgens
Sound Designer Ekke Västrik
Editor Sergei Kibus

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Festival de Cinema de Girona (Spain), 2019, Children's Festival Prize - Ex Aequo
  • Award, Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada), 2019, Animation for Young Audiences Competition: Ages 6-12 - Honourable Mention
  • Award, Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway), 2019, Best Children’s Film - Golden Gunnar

Partners and Sponsors

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