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Machina Faust (2022)

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Documentary Duration 78:00

Machina Faust

An intimate documentary about the internationally renowned Estonian musician, saxophone player and improvisational jazz composer Maria Faust.
Maria’s career started at the Kuressaare Music School where she quickly realised that she wanted to be an artist. She landed at the Royal Danish Academy of Music because she’s always wished to have her music played but was forced to only play old, famous composers in Estonia. The musician’s journey in the film culminates with her piece ’Mass of Mary’, with the film observing the rehearsals and preparations for the premiere.
The creative source of Maria Faust’s work is strongly tied to ...

Director: Kaupo Kruusiauk

Keywords: alcohol consumption | award receivers | award ceremony | džässansambel | jazz music | džässmuusikud | mother | mother | mother-daughter relationship | emancipated woman | View all »

Photos and Galleries (8)

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Videos (1)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Flo Film
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English, Danish
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 78:00


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Executive Producer Kaupo Kruusiauk
Director Kaupo Kruusiauk
Screenwriter Kaupo Kruusiauk
Cinematographer Erik Põllumaa | Kaupo Kruusiauk
Sound Designer Mart Kessel-Otsa
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk

First releases

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  • in cinema: 19.10.2022, Apollo Kino Solaris, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2022, Kaupo Kruusiauk, Maria Faust - for instant screen chemistry in the documentary "Machina Faust"
  • Award, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2022
  • Award, EFTA - National Estonian Film and Television Awards (Estonia), 2023, Best Documentary Feature

Partners and Sponsors

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