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King for a Day (2002)

Original title: Kuningas üheks päevaks

A film about Aare Hõrn, a Setu sootska.

Documentary Duration 61:43

King for a Day

Documentary follows the activities of Aare Hõrn - King of the Seto region, owner of Mihkli Farm and development adviser of Meremäe rural municipality - and has been recorded during the celebrations of the Seto Kingdom days, Passover, Christmas and Easter in Obinitsa, Antkruva, Värska, Võru, Luhamaa and Seto villages from August 2000 till October 2001.

Director: Peeter Urbla

Keywords: Down syndrome | authentic village milieu | ethnography | drinking hansa (home-made alcohol in Setomaa) | visiting a grave | horse | cultivate the soil with a horse | thoughtfulness | Christmas in Setomaa | blessing of a lake | View all »

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Exitfilm
Film Category Documentary, Antropological
Text / Dialogue Estonian, FILM_LANGUAGE_ET_SETU, Greek
Subtitles English
Duration 61:43


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Producer Peeter Urbla
Director Peeter Urbla
Screenwriter Peeter Urbla
Cinematographer Andrus Prikk | Arvo Vilu | Rein Pruul | Andres Arro
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Editor Anri Rulkov

First releases

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  • at other places: 16.11.2002, Tallinna Kinomaja, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia), 2003

Partners and Sponsors

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