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Nikolai Kormashov and Russian Icon (2004)

Original title: Nikolai Kormashov ja vene ikoon

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Documentary Duration 27:00

Nikolai Kormashov makes preparations for restoring the icon of the original altar of St Nicolas Church - an activity that the artist finds indispensable in his life. He describes the icon restoring process; together with his younger son Orest they begin the complicated journey of restoring another icon. Kormashov is by profession a carpenter and a tinsmith; however, he is the founder of the restoration school in Estonia as well as a great artist. He modestly considers painting only as a hobby. Kormashov regards icons and restoration process with respect and awe; he believes that an artist is responsible for ...

Director: Sergei Ledenjov

Keywords: restoring of an icon | church | hymns | churchgoers | figurative art | artist | paintings in a studio | art of painting | recollecting | museum exposition | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) VEK Production
Film Category Documentary, Portrey
Text / Dialogue Russian
Subtitles English
Duration 27:00

First releases

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  • in cinema: 04.11.2004, kino Sõprus,Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 19.11.2004, ETV, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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