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Ice State (1970)

Original title: Jääriik

Documentary Duration 13:55

The documentary depicts Antarctica as an aesthetic phenomenon - it is a land of eternal silence and stillness; during its short summer the continent reveals its most beautiful treasures. Long shots about fairytale-like ice dunes, extremely subtle reflections of light and joyfully lively natural environment create an enjoyable nature documentary free from excessive popular scientific ballast. The documentary has been filmed during the 13th Soviet Antarctic expedition from November 1968 until May 1969.

Director: Andres Sööt | Mati Kask

Keywords: Antarctic nature | shark | seals | perennial ice | ice caves | icebreaker breaking ice | ice cliffs | ice plateau | icicles | ice fields | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary, Nature
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 13:55


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Director Andres Sööt | Mati Kask
Screenwriter Andres Sööt | Mati Kask
Cinematographer Mati Kask | Andres Sööt
Composer Arvo Pärt
Editor Marje Kask
Content Editor Jaan Ruus
Managing Director Vaike Mesila

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Buenos Aires International Short Film Festival, 1972, Silver Medal
  • Award, Estonian Documentary Film Festival (Rakvere Film Club, USSR), 1971, 1st Prize

Partners and Sponsors

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