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Orchidelirium. Thirst (2022)

Original title: Orhideliirium. Janu

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Other categories Duration 16:07

The film is a post-human choreography of displaced plants and machines. The thirst for luxury and abundance is the force that keeps the capitalist machinery running. The dry wells and the thirst for drinking water is what the local communities in Estonia are left with as the fragile wetlands are being drained for peat excavation in their neighbourhoods. Millions of tons of Estonian peat end up in greenhouses in the Netherlands where peat is needed as a component of the soil substrate for phalaenopsis orchids. While the mass-produced orchids may seem like a pathetic mimicry of what once was an ...

Director: Kristina Norman

Keywords: horticulture | decorative gardening | greenhouse | greenhouses | koloniaalne pärand | kuuking | lilled kaupluses | lillekasvatus | planting flowers | orhidee | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Rühm Pluss Null
Film Category Other categories, Experimental
Duration 16:07


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Producer Erik Norkroos
Director Kristina Norman
Cinematographer Erik Norkroos
Art Director Kristina Norman
Composer Märt-Matis Lill
Sound Designer Tammo Sumera
Editor Erik Norkroos


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Leading roles

First releases

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  • at other places: 20.04.2022, Venice Biennale, Italy
  • in cinema: 14.10.2022, KUMU auditorium, Tallinn, Estonia

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