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Heldur (2017)

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Documentary Duration 28:21

An authentic Pallasian (disciple of Pallas Higher Art School), Heldur Viires is not just admired but also loved and cared for by his students. A true master who continued sharing his painterly advice even at the age of 89, when he still visited the studio every afternoon to have a look at the nudes painted that morning. An old-school gentleman whose students gather together every year on the 24th of February to raise a glass of sparkling wine to the Estonian Republic. A vigilant spirit who has shared the path with Ülo Sooster, Henn Roode, Kaja Kärner, Lembit Saarts and ...

Director: Karol Ansip

Keywords: celebration of anniversary | nude painting | nude model | love story | artist's studio | studio parties | dissidents | celebration of the anniversary of the Republic of Estonia | evaluation | tutoring | View all »

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Videos (1)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinna Filmikool
Film Category Documentary, Portrey
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 28:21


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Producer Karol Ansip
Director Karol Ansip
Screenwriter Karol Ansip
Cinematographer Ants Tammik
Composer Janek Murd
Sound Designer Aleksandra Koel
Editor Karol Ansip | Aivo Jääger

First releases

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  • on television: 22.01.2018, ETV, Estonia
  • in cinema: 24.01.2018, cinema Artis, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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