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Skin Of A Mandarin (2023)

Original title: Puudutus

Feature film | Drama Duration 17:00

Skin Of A Mandarin

A sensitive story about ingrained traditions and grief follows young woman Anna, who wants to say goodbye to her mother by dressing the body for the funeral. But this act is prohibited by the funeral home rules. The film delicately explores a world in which bureaucracy, differing worldviews and divergent social norms are overcome by the empathy between strangers struggling within a complex situation.

Director: Jaanika Arum

Keywords: grief | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Kartuliõis
Film Category Feature film, Short
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 17:00


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Producer Tiina Savi
Director Jaanika Arum
Screenwriter Jaanika Arum
Cinematographer Ugnius Tuleikis
Art Director Allan Appelberg
Costume Designer Jaanus Vahtra
Composer Sofia Zaitseva
Sound Designer Mart Kessel-Otsa
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk


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Leading roles

Partners and Sponsors

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