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The Statue (2000)

Original title: Kuju

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Documentary Duration 47:14

Well-known sculptor Tauno Kangro and his businessmen friends have come to an idea to create a monumental statue of Kalevipoeg, a hero in Estonian national epic, in the Bay of Tallinn. This has brought along sharp criticism. It is the year of 2000. Despite of the fact that lots of work has been already done, the final solution is still far away. The documentary emphasizes the complicated relations between Estonian culture, media and enterprise. The city is offered a free monument and there is not a single tangible reasons to say no. The disputing parties will never agree due to ...

Director: Valentin Kuik

Keywords: ambition | discussion | opinions | giving assessments | carrying out a plan | criticism | art criticism | exposition at an art exhibition | city's appearance | monumental sculpture | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) F-Seitse
Film Category Documentary, Problem oriented
Duration 47:14

Crew

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Producer Reet Sokmann
Director Valentin Kuik
Screenwriter Valentin Kuik
Cinematographer Ago Ruus | Priit Vehm
Sound Designer Mart Otsa
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk

First releases

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  • at other places: 23.08.2000, Tallinn City Theatre Open-Air Stage, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2000, Valentin Kuik

Partners and Sponsors

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