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Spring Fly (1986)

Original title: Kevadine kärbes

Animation Duration 09:19

A parable examining questions of ethics in human relationships based on the miniature "The Fly, the Cockroach and the Spider" written by Anton Hansen Tammsaare.

Director: Hardi Volmer | Riho Unt

Keywords: egocentrism | predestination | philosophizing | philosophical world view | dangerous situation | walking | fly | kitchen | cockroach | law | View all »

Photos and Galleries (3)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 09:19


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Director Hardi Volmer | Riho Unt
Screenwriter Toomas Kall
Cinematographer Arvo Nuut
Art Director Hardi Volmer | Riho Unt
Animator Margus Bamberg
Composer Lepo Sumera
Editor Irja Müür
Content Editor Silvia Kiik
Writer of Adapted Work Anton Hansen Tammsaare
Managing Director Gunnar Vilms

First releases

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  • in cinema: 06.06.1987, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • released on DVD: 03.11.2006, Collection: The War. Cabbage Head. Spring Fly, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Pääsuke - Award of the Estonian Filmmakers' Union (USSR), 1987, - for social content and formal searches
  • Award, Rapla - Animated Film Festival (Rapla, USSR), 1987, Audience Award; Jury Award
  • Award, Tallinn Polytechnic Institute Film Festival (Tallinn, USSR), 1987, Short Film Competition - 2nd Prize

Partners and Sponsors

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