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Flame of Life (1987)

Original title: Elutuli

Documentary | Other categories Duration 34:00

Documentary commissioned by the State Television and Radio Committee of USSR about Estonian history, present day and nature conservation. There is already the touch of the liberating atmosphere of the late 1980s. The documentary is thus free from ideological dictates and nomenclatural situations. Estonian-mindedness is expressed through the selection of topic, visual language as well as the soundtrack. Among the themes there are the national identity of Estonians, fellowship, local nature and culture. The message is slightly circumspect yet emphasizing Estonian mentality and nationality throughout the film.

Director: Peep Puks

Keywords: historical buildings | historical monuments | history | car racers | interiors | jubilee celebration | feeling for something | fishermen | fishing with spinning reel | captain | View all »

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary, Observation, Other categories, Commissioned
Voiceower Estonian
Duration 34:00


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Director Peep Puks
Screenwriter Roman Petrovski | Iveta Tšernõšova
Cinematographer Arvo Vilu
Composer René Eespere
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk
Content Editor Mihhail Beilinson
Managing Director Külli Loo

Partners and Sponsors

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