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Tormis' Sledge of Song (2005)

Runic Songs of Tormis

Original title: Tormise regi

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Documentary Duration 57:12

“Runic Songs of Tormis” is not a biographic film about Veljo Tormis. This film does not leaf through old photo albums, nor does it tell stories about the exciting events in the composer’s life. Tormis is sitting in his summer cottage, enjoying silence around him. He says that he has put a full stop to writing music five years ago. He does not create any music any more. Instead of facing his piano he is solving crossword puzzles. Meanwhile, he is pondering on for how many years he has been involved in runic songs - some fifty years altogether. It ...

Director: Sulev Keedus

Keywords: changing of seasons | conductor | Estonian luminaries | applying stage make-up | practising | composer | Japanese woman | stubbornness | river | choreographer | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) F-Seitse
Film Category Documentary, Music Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 57:12


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Producer Kaie-Ene Rääk
Director Sulev Keedus
Screenwriter Sulev Keedus
Cinematographer Sulev Keedus
Sound Designer Mart Kessel-Otsa
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk

First releases

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  • at other places: 19.10.2005, Von Krahli teater, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 22.10.2005, ETV, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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