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The Diary of Vaino Vahing (2021)

Original title: Vaino Vahingu päevaraamat

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Documentary | Biographical Duration 79:00

The Diary of Vaino Vahing

In 1968–1984, Vaino Vahing kept a diary about real events and persons in his own subjective interpretation. It reflects cultural life of Tartu, love affairs, bohemian parties and intellectual quests of the time. Vahing was interested in borderline situations, crossing the borders. He drew no clear line between art and life. Vahing provoked people, tried to make them to lose their masks, their self control. He called this provoking the Spiel, or play. We are looking at a creator who has made disharmony his source of inspiration, who experiences “the greatest torment in love”. One who fears to lose himself ...

Director: Rainer Sarnet

Keywords: doctor | medical science | dissertatsioon | existentialism | existential issues | experiment | ex-lovers | former friends | fiction and reality | hospital | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Klaasmeri
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Genre Biographical
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 79:00

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, EFTA - National Estonian Film and Television Awards (Estonia), 2022, Best Director; Best Documentary Feature
  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2022, Rainer Sarnet
  • Prize, Estonian Cultural Foundation's Annual Award (Estonia), 2022, Rainer Sarnet

Partners and Sponsors

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