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Leonhard Lapin. Process (2020)

Original title: Leonhard Lapin. Protsess

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Documentary Duration 75:06

This film portraits Leonhard Lapin, a creator born in an Estonian small town called Räpina in the 1950s, who becomes one of the most outstanding avant-garde artists on the Soviet Estonian art and architecture scene. In the second half of the 1960s, deep in the middle of the Soviet era, Lapin went to the capital to study architecture at the Art Institute. Lapin is especially inspired by pre-war Estonian funk architecture and Russian constructivists. In contrast, the bleak mass production on the actual building arena provokes protest and anger. He finds many like-minded people, and his artistic circle of friends ...

Keywords: spouse | spouses | historical treatment | nude bathing | alcohol consumption | alcohol problems | alcoholism | giftedness | architect's work | architects | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) AD Oculos Film
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Finnish
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 75:06


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Producer Eros Brambat
Cinematographer Meelis Kadastik
Composer Toomas Lunge
Editor Kalle Käärik

First releases

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  • in cinema: 29.10.2020, official premiere, cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 02.11.2020, in cinemas of Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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