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Multicolored Fairies (1981)

Original title: Mitut värvi haldjad

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Documentary Duration 18:19

A cinematic narrative about the lives of emotionally hurt children whose destinies have brought them to the school for students with special educational needs. Despite all difficulties, the children strive for goodness while searching for their own "self". Girls are open-mindedly telling their stories. These young people have already witnessed the darker side of life. Kaagvere school has a strict regimen - children are not allowed to leave the territory, school guards are armed. The boys are talking about how they got into Puiatu special school and the new bad habits that they acquired there. Their attitudes and destinies differ. ...

Director: Peeter Simm

Keywords: gardening work | juvenile committees | juvenile crime | car theft | honesty | talking about one's life stories | school for students with special educational needs | children of a school for students with special educational needs | hobbies | prison cell | View all »

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary, Problem oriented
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Duration 18:19


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Director Peeter Simm
Screenwriter Peeter Simm
Cinematographer Nikolai Šarubin
Composer Jaanus Nõgisto
Sound Designer Henn Eller
Editor Tiiu Karu
Content Editor Mart Taevere
Managing Director Janika Freidkes

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Estonian Documentary Film Festival (Rakvere Film Club, USSR), 1982, 2nd Prize, Prize of the Rakvere District Committee of the Young Communist League of Estonia
  • Participation, BERLINALE - Berlin International Film Festival (Germany), 1988, Panorama
  • Participation, Etats généraux du film documentaire (Lussas, France), 2012, Histoire de doc: Le pays baltes

Partners and Sponsors

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