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Prelude to Emptiness (2022)

Original title in Estonian: Prelüüd tühjusele

Students film | Drama Duration 27:40

The story takes place during a 24-hour time frame marking Deelia’s 30th birthday where Rain reveals to her friends that they are expecting a baby. Rain plans to surprise Deelia with a birthday picnic in a newly bought house but things don’t go accordingly. Rain spends his night alone in an empty suburban house while Deelia is escaping reality, partying with her lover and friends. In the morning when the sense of responsibility hits, Deelia is taken to the house in the suburbs, where she is forced to face her problems.

Director: Vivian Ruumet

Keywords: alcohol consumption | eskapism | hedonism | ignoring | broken illusions | duplicity | art studio | drugs | disappointment | lack of depth | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) TLÜ Balti filmi, meedia ja kunstide instituudi (BFM) audiovisuaalse meedia õppekava
Film Category Students film, Short
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 27:40


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Producer Maiken Palm
Director Vivian Ruumet
Cinematographer Karl Robert Vain
Art Director Linda Mai Kari
Costume Designer Karl Joonas Alamaa
Composer Rasmus Neljand | Timo Kiirend
Sound Designer Ardi Ossaar
Editor Vivian Ruumet

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