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Helene's School of Life (2010)

Original title in Estonian: Helene elukool

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Documentary | Students film Duration 29:00

A perfect teacher teaches her subject understandably with enthusiasm and passion. She is systematic. She is an authority and keeps the pupils interested in the subject. A perfect teacher is tolerant, friendly and supportive to pupils of different abilities. She develops herself professionally, collaborates with her colleagues and follows common European cultural practices." These words are from a want ad placed by an elite school looking for a physics teacher. But where should you start from when you are only 22 years old and standing in front of the class of a rural school for the first time? What kind ...

Director: Liis Nimik

Keywords: classroom | school | young woman | student-teacher relationship | teaching | schoolchildren | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Alasti Kino
Film Category Documentary, Students film, Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 29:00


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Producer Kristjan Pütsep
Director Liis Nimik
Cinematographer Erik Põllumaa | Liis Nimik
Composer Kaspar Kadastik
Sound Designer Tarvo Schmeimann
Editor Liis Nimik
Content Editor Kaidi Kaasik

First releases

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  • in cinema: 18.11.2010, Kino Artis, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 08.12.2010, ERR/ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, PÖFF: Sleepwalkers - Short Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2010, Võistlusprogramm
  • Award, Kaljo Kiisk Stipend for Young Filmmakers (Estonia), 2010

Partners and Sponsors

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