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Miss Saaremaa (1989)

Digitally remastered in 2012

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Documentary Duration 49:22

Portrait documentary about Ljubov Hermann, the beauty queen Miss Saaremaa 1931, who celebrated her 80th birthday in 1988. Her recollections about the twists and turns of her long life intertwine with the destiny of Estonian nation and archival materials about the pivotal events in Estonian history. Ljuba shares her memories and the film chronicles tell about the following events: Soviet military bases in Estonia in 1939; Soviet occupation in 1940; mass murder in Kuressaare before the arrival of Germans in 1941; Kirov Prison during the war; Livadia Palace after the war in Crimea. Ljuba's vitality, optimism and slightly ironical attitude ...

Director: Mark Soosaar

Keywords: agreement of military bases between Estonia and Soviet Union in 1939 | relations between Estonia and USSR | self-confidence | photographers | shop | home | dog | Konstantin Päts's visit to Saaremaa island | questions | ship's cook | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw, color
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary, Portrey
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 49:22


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Director Mark Soosaar
Screenwriter Mark Soosaar
Cinematographer Mark Soosaar
Sound Designer Mart Otsa
Content Editor Mart Taevere
Managing Director Ivi Lüllmaa

Partners and Sponsors

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