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Three Baltic Love Stories: Mattias and Ann. Estonian Spring 1991 (1992)

Original title: Balti armastuslood: Mattias ja Ann. Eesti kevad 1991

Feature film | Melodrama | Drama Duration 29:00

Three Baltic Love Stories: Mattias and Ann. Estonian Spring 1991

The Estonian love story takes place in spring when people were dreaming and singing about freedom and took down the monuments of Lenin, but there were still Russian fighter airplanes flying in the sky. A young Estonian dissident is released from prison and returns to his hometown Tartu. When he arrives at home, the man finds out that life has changed and his loved one has found a new man.

Director: Peeter Urbla

Keywords: breaking someone's heart | honesty | dissidents | dislocation of a statue | martyr | self-sacrifice | orgasm | political prisoner | half-naked woman | prostitute | View all »

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Filminor (Finland), Exitfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Short
Genre Melodrama, Drama
Text / Dialogue Russian, English, Estonian
Duration 29:00


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Producer Heikki Takkinen
Director Peeter Urbla
Screenwriter Peeter Urbla | Heikki Mäkelä | Heikki Takkinen
Cinematographer Jukka Lampinen
Art Director Toomas Hõrak
Costume Designer Toomas Hõrak
Composer Igor Garšnek | Olav Ehala
Sound Designer Jussi Väntänen | Kyösti Väntänen
Editor Elgi Oras | Iivi Ulvik
Managing Director Kirsi Markkanen | Mika Ritalahti | Erika Laansalu


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Raivo E. Tamm - Ärikas | Herta Elviste - Valvur

First releases

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  • on television: 12.08.1997, ETV, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 1993, San Remo International Film Festival (Italy), Italy
  • on television: aprill 1992, YLE, Finland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, San Remo Film Festival (Italy), 1993
  • Participation, Rouen Nordic Film Festival (France), 1994
  • Participation, Göteborg Film Festival (Sweden), 1994

Partners and Sponsors

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