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Stairway to Heaven (2023)

Original title: Taevatrepp

based on the novel "Taevatrepp" by Mart Kivastik

Feature film | Comedy | Drama Duration 107:00

Stairway to Heaven

Mart Kivastik's tragicomic feature film is a free flight between the 70s and today, a story about setting your spirit free, with an added dimension by the ongoing crisis. The author is looking for an explanation for the time given to us. Is one able to enjoy life, when facing midlife, growing old and eventually death. The authors message is humane, derived from his own life experiences: love and happiness from small things make life worth living.

Director: Mart Kivastik

Keywords: spouses | time | slum apartment | slum atmosphere | bidirectionality of time | ajarändur | time traveling | atmosphere of an era | signs of an era | realistic setting | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Filmivabrik
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Comedy, Drama
Duration 107:00


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Producer Marju Lepp | Manfred Vainokivi
Director Mart Kivastik
Screenwriter Mart Kivastik
Cinematographer Rein Kotov
Production Desinger Pille Jänes
Costume Designer Anu Lensment
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Editor Rein Kotov


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Rita Raave - Ruth | Katariina Unt - Young Ruth | Voldemar Kuslap - Father | Hannes Hermaküla - Young father | Kaie Mihkelson - Mother | Külli Teetamm - Young mother | Tõnu Oja - Paul | Kaarel Pogga - Young Paul | Kersti Heinloo - Ülle

First releases

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  • in cinema: 01.03.2023, official premiere, Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 03.03.2023, Apollo Kino Lõunakeskus, Tartu, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Nomination, EFTA - National Estonian Film and Television Awards (Estonia), 2024, Best actress in film - Harriet Toompere

Partners and Sponsors

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