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Living-Room (1993)

Original title: Elutuba

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Animation Duration 09:50

Film about conflict between young and old generations. In this animated film with live actors the protagonist is a girl, who is brought up by her grandfather. he lives in a strictly regulated world where animate as well as inanimate creatures have fixed places, which are marked by chalk on the living-room floor. Anything surpassing those borders is mercilessly scarped out of the film strip. The young girl, in whom the primal forces of nature are awakening, learns from her grandfather’s fading sexuality. She starts to scrape the filmstrip as well, to change the world according to her own will. ...

Director: Rao Heidmets

Keywords: feeling of harrassment | aknast väljavaatamine | yearning for love | authoritarian | life and death | living room | mother-daughter relationship | inconsideration | casual affair | sad mood | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw, color
Sound sound
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 09:50


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Producer Arvo Nuut
Director Rao Heidmets
Screenwriter Rao Heidmets
Cinematographer Urmas Jõemees
Art Director Jaak Arro
Animator Triin Sarapik | Leo Lätti
Composer Lepo Sumera
Sound Designer Jaak Elling
Editor Irja Müür
Content Editor Lauri Kärk

First releases

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  • in cinema: 31.03.1994, Kinomaja, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, MESSAGE TO MAN - International Documentary, Short and Animated Film Festival Message to Man (St. Petersburg, Russia), 1994, Best Animated Film: Centaur
  • Award, Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (Turkey), 1995, Special Jury Award
  • Prize, Odense International Film Festival (Denmark), 1995, Personal price by jury member Rosella Lamina

Partners and Sponsors

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