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Brothers Bearhearts (2005)

Original title: Vennad Karusüdamed

Animation Duration 21:15

The heroes of the film are three bear cubs from the cult painting by Ivan Shishkin “Morning in a Pine Forest”. Have lost their painter mom the three brothers Henry, Vincent and August happen to appear in Paris, in the city of every creator. All attempts to earn their living as artist fail. Their impressionistic “collies” won’t be acknowledged. Under cover as circus lions the bear cubs travel back to Russia to find the heritage of their mom.

Director: Riho Unt

Keywords: honesty | bohemian lifestyle | mother's death | staying true to oneself | hunter | bears | returning to one's homeland | adjustment problems | great masters of art | art history | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Nukufilm
Color color
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Dubbing Russian
Subtitles English
Duration 21:15


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Producer Arvo Nuut
Director Riho Unt
Screenwriter Andrus Kivirähk | Riho Unt
Cinematographer Urmas Jõemees
Production Desinger Riho Unt | Jelena Girlin | Mari-Liis Bassovskaja
Animator Märt Kivi | Triin Sarapik | Andres Tenusaar | Marili Sokk
Composer Malle Maltis
Sound Designer Horret Kuus | Ants Andreas
Editor Urmas Jõemees | Riho Unt

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 03.10.2005, Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany
  • at other places: 04.10.2005 preview screening, ArtDepoo Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 13.10.2005, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, DOK LEIPZIG - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (Germany), 2005, International Animation Competition - Special Mention; Mephisto-97.6 Audience Prize
  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2005, Animation of The Year
  • Award, Art Film Fest (Trenčianske Teplice, Trenčín; Slovakia), 2006, FICC (International Federation of Film Societies) Jury - - Special Mention

Partners and Sponsors

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