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Path of Impediments (1971)

Original title: Okkaline rada

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Documentary Duration 20:23

Documentary about Konstantin Märska, the founder of Estonian film art and the first professional cinematographer. The film tells about the film enthusiast's work and life full of impediments during the first Republic of Estonia. The excerpts from film chronicles and archival documents depict the story of a man who persistently fought for domestic feature film, even if due to the complicated circumstances he had to remain a documentary and film chronicle filmmaker. Märska as a talented cinematographer was able to document both public events as well as emotional scenes from daily life and poetical nature views about Estonia in 1930s ...

Director: Vladimir Parvel

Keywords: different interpretation of history | distortion of history | ball | Estonian film history | Estonian lifestyle | enthusiasm | film history | financing film production | making films | film chronicles | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Portrait, Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles Russian
Duration 20:23


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Director Vladimir Parvel
Screenwriter Ivar Kosenkranius
Cinematographer Kalju Kivi
Composer Ivalo Randalu
Editor Kersti Külvand
Content Editor Jaan Ruus
Managing Director Edgar Dzidzaria

Partners and Sponsors

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