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Gardens Of The Morning Calm (2021)

Original title: Tulevalvajad

Documentary Duration 68:00


The fire attendant is present. She is aware that she is not omnipotent, at peace, because the fire must be guarded. She has agreed that everything will pass, she herself will no longer be who she was yesterday. She has agreed to her daily duty to quietly face herself day in and day out and to make friends with fire to survive. The film, which takes place through the lives of various firekeepers, looks at the life cycle of a person through several characters - Krete, Karep and Käsper, sister and brothers, who look at the world as if it were new every morning. Through the young Timmu, who starts building his life and has to break free from his parents. Through Võike, who is looking for something in music and colors. And through old Klara, who knows what love is. Children walk through the garden of nature, noticing everything around them as if it had just appeared there. Adults, however, keep an eye on the fire, sometimes trying to get back to where the children start by touching the boundaries of the absurd. It is a journey in a space of enormous potential between what has already ended and what has not yet arrived.

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