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Soviet Friendsbook (2020)

Original title: Ankeet

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Documentary Duration 90:00

Soviet Friendsbook

The unifier of the common past of the perestroika generation is the
school. Classmates who once lived in very similar conditions, played the same games and shared the most personal thoughts have been able to create very different and varied lives today. It is several decades since graduating from school when Aljona Suržikova decides to look for her classmates in different parts of the world. Her goal is to compare the friendsbook created in their youth with today's reality. The friendsbook is serving a written historical memory function, preserving the beautiful moments and big dreams that were written down during school ...

Director: Aljona Suržikova

Keywords: atmosphere of an era | mosaic of an era | tragedy of an era | document of an era | signs of an era | love | car ride | being successful | Estonian language | Estonians abroad | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Diafilm
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Russian, English, Estonian
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 90:00


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Producer Aljona Suržikova
Director Aljona Suržikova
Cinematographer Sergei Trofimov | Ivan Panasjuk | Kullar Viimne
Art Director Irina Klimina
Animator Lev Levitan
Composer Anatoli Štšura
Editor Sergei Belik | Aljona Suržikova
Content Editor Dounia Sichov

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 19.11.2020, PÖFF, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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