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Hold Onto Me (2019)

Original title: Ära mind lahti lase

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Documentary Duration 28:00

Hold Onto Me

The film follows the journey of the European Choir of Estonians to the 150th Song and Dance Celebration in Estonia through the eyes of two main characters. Conductor Elo Tammsalu-Schmitz left Estonia 20 years ago because of love. At the annual choir camp in Bonn, she is faced with a real professional challenge  - the choir which only meets twice a year needs to learn the Song Festival repertoire in two days. Her German husband Hartmut also sings in the choir. It is because of love that he has learned Estonian, but now he has to work hard to learn the songs in ...

Director: Ingrid Hübscher | Sigrid Reede

Keywords: applauding | conducting | conductor | Estonian language | partners | performance | performance | practising | morning | vocal warmup exercises | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Estinfilm
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 28:00


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Producer Mati Sepping
Director Ingrid Hübscher | Sigrid Reede
Cinematographer Ants Tammik
Sound Designer Sven Sosnitski
Editor Sigrid Reede

Partners and Sponsors

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