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Gardens Of The Morning Calm (2023)

Original title: Tulevalvajad

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Documentary Duration 65:00

Gardens Of The Morning Calm

In nature everything is in balance. In the circle of life, which never ends, everyone has their task - plants and mushrooms, insects and animals... Tis diverse orchestra always finds its rhythm and tone. Recognizing the distinctiveness of being human, this film looks at what are our possibilities to peacefully co-exist within that co-creation of nature. For nearly seven years of exploring the periphery countryside of Estonia, this oneiric journey filmed on 16mm brings to the foreground the daily rhythms of ordinary people and animals in different ages and phases of their lives. It composes an analogue gospel of a ...

Director: Liis Nimik

Keywords: changing of seasons | garden | gardener | gardener's work | heating the stove | granary | avastamine | mother | mother | detachment | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Klara Films
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 65:00


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Producer Edina Csüllög | Liis Nimik
Director Liis Nimik
Screenwriter Liis Nimik | Anti Naulainen
Cinematographer Erik Põllumaa
Sound Designer Israel Bañuelos
Editor Liis Nimik

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, DocPoint Tallinn (Estonia), 2024, Young Director Award
  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2024, Liis Nimik, Edina Csüllög – Documentary of the Year 2023
  • Nomination, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2023

Partners and Sponsors

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