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Koma (2018)

Documentary Duration 54:00


Kalju Komissarov (08.03.1946-06.03.2017) was one of the greatest and most influential theatre and film director and theatrical pedagogue in Estonia. To this day most of the big names who work in Estonian theatre stages have been his students. He was in charge of Estonian Youth Theatre 1974 - 1986, Ugala Theater 1989 - 1991 and 1986 - 1995 Drama School of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Till his death in 2017 he was the professor of University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy. You can see his students remembering him and his last interviews in documentary “Koma”.

Director: Maria Avdjuško | Peeter Simm

Keywords: entering into contract of marriage | giftedness | applauding line of people | homages | exam | examination committee | life cycle | partners | biography | performance | View all »

Photos and Galleries (2)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Ugri Film
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Subtitles English
Duration 54:00


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Producer Maria Avdjuško
Director Maria Avdjuško | Peeter Simm
Screenwriter Maria Avdjuško | Peeter Simm
Cinematographer Ants Tammik | Mihkel Soe
Composer Tõnu Kõrvits
Sound Designer Kristjan Kurm
Editor Kersti Miilen

First releases

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  • at other places: 08.03.2018, Theatre Ugala, Viljandi, Estonia
  • on television: 11.06.2018, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2022, Maria Avdjuško - for creating the sensitive cultural-historical portrait films " Kadunud isa", "Koma" and "Unditund"

Partners and Sponsors

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