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The Way to Nirvana (2000)

Original title: Teekond Nirvaanasse

Animation Duration 12:34

This story is about a young man, who want's to go behind the horizon...

Director: Mait Laas

Keywords: rhythm of time | subconsciousness | meaning of life | self-analysis | eneseavastus | self-discovery | hallucination | soul bird | spiritual purification | emotional pilgrimage | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Nukufilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English
Subtitles English, Russian
Duration 12:34


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Producer Arvo Nuut
Director Mait Laas
Screenwriter Mait Laas
Cinematographer Raivo Möllits
Art Director Mait Laas
Animator Märt Kivi | Kaisa Penttilä | Tõnis Sahkai | Triin Sarapik
Composer Erkki Tero
Sound Designer Tiina Andreas
Editor Kersti Miilen


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Leading roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 19.05.2000, Cinema Kosmos, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 16.09.2000, Riga International Film Festival "Arsenals", Latvia
  • released on DVD: 2007, Estonian Puppet Animation: Having soul. Volume 4, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Riga International Film Festival (Latvia), 2000, Baltic Film Competition - Magic Crystal - for the Best Director
  • Prize, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Germany), 2001, Grand Prix
  • Award, Cinematexas International Short Film and Video Festival (Austin, USA), 2001, Audience Award

Partners and Sponsors

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