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Kerro 40 (2017)

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Documentary Duration 28:00

Kerro 40

Kerro 40 is a story about unique cultural phenomenon that already 40 years takes place in Estonian countryside called Käru. It is community based and takes place regularly from September till May every year. The core of those activities are classical dance culture and Estonian traditional folklore. Documentary follows representatives of 3 different generations that actively participate in organization of those events and popularization of a strong tradition among younger inhabitants in and outside of Käru community. Lembit Eensoo started to join Kerro events almost 40 years ago, a lot of things are different now. Inge Nuia is taking part ...

Director: Aljona Suržikova

Keywords: albumi lehitsemine | rural life | preparations for the party | enterprising people | amateur performances | amateur performers | jaama perroon | dispatcher | cancan | club | View all »

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Videos (1)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Diafilm
Film Category Documentary, Portrey
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles Russian, English
Duration 28:00


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Producer Sergei Trofimov
Director Aljona Suržikova
Cinematographer Sergei Trofimov | Ivan Panasjuk
Composer Dmitri Piibe
Editor Nora Särak

First releases

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  • at other places: 25.11.2017, Käru community house, Estonia
  • in cinema: 24.01.2018, Cinema Artis, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 5.02.2018, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Europe Around Europe Film Festival (Paris, France), 2018, Paris Official Selections: best documentary
  • Award, Indian World Film Festival, 2018, Special mention
  • Award, TEFI-Commonwealth - International TV Festival (CIS Countries), 2018, Diploma

Partners and Sponsors

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