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Intimate Adams (1986)

Original title: Intiimne Adams

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Documentary Duration 18:59

Valmar Adams (1899-1993), writer and literary historian with artistic nature, has played an important part as a mediator of Russian literature and culture while working in the facuclty of Russian language and literature at the University of Tartu during 1931-1974. First poems in Russian and German were published already in 1915; he was also the co-author of "Via Sacra", an almanac in Russian published in Tartu. First Estonian poems were published in 1920s when Adams had an important role as a promoter of literary life in Tartu and Estonia; however, his hot-bloodedness often caused trouble. Trivimi Velliste, Rein Veidemann and ...

Director: Peeter Tooming

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Duration 18:59


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Director Peeter Tooming
Screenwriter Trivimi Velliste
Cinematographer Peeter Ülevain
Editor Helju Sõerd
Content Editor Uno Heinapuu
Managing Director Külli Loo

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 05.02.1987, Estonian Documentary Film Festival, Rakvere, Estonia
  • in cinema: 16.02.1987, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Estonian Documentary Film Festival (Rakvere Film Club, USSR), 1987, 1st Place
  • Award, Tallinn Polytechnic Institute Film Festival (Tallinn, USSR), 1987, Town Committee of Tallinn Award
  • Award, Tallinn Scientist House Documentary Competition (USSR), 1987, 1st Place

Partners and Sponsors

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