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Viola (1999)

Original title: Viola

Animation Duration 11:39

Life proceeds according to its everyday routine on an isolated island in the middle of a sea of sadness. A burnt out violinist performs a tragicomic number with his dancer wife. And then a one-handed chair-man takes his first steps… toward a more humane future.

Director: Priit Tender

Keywords: abusing | relationships of subordination | love story | jealousy | performance | feeling fear | human warmth | sad mood | magician | magician's tricks | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Eesti Joonisfilm
Color color
Film Category Animation, Cartoon
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 11:39


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Producer Kalev Tamm | Linda Sade
Director Priit Tender
Screenwriter Priit Tender
Cinematographer Ruth-Helene Kaasik | Meeli Küttim
Art Director Priit Tender
Animator Marje Ale | Eda Kurg | Ebe Tramberg | Tarmo Vaarmets
Composer Tõnu Kõrvits
Editor Priit Tender

First releases

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  • in cinema: 13.05.1999, Cinema House, Tallinn, Estonia
  • released on DVD: 2010, Collection, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Hiroshima International Animation Festival (Japan), 2000, Special International Jury Prize
  • Award, Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway), 2000, Grand Prix
  • Nomination, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 1999

Partners and Sponsors

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