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The Sum of Absent Days (2005)

Original title: Äraoldud päevade summa

Documentary Duration 52:56

A musical documentary about internationally known Estonian symphonist Eduard Tubin (1905 Tallinn - 1983 Stockholm) who stayed during the most important period of his life abroad, in a closed circle of emigrants.
This film is about a powerful creative person who despite of the twists of the destiny wrote ten symphonies and became quite complicated symbol to a small nation.

Director: Marianne Kõrver

Keywords: composer | musical work | father-son relationship | homesickness | acclimation while living abroad | conducting a choir | great minds of culture | sadness | childhood memories | memories | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Exitfilm
Film Category Documentary, Portrait, Music Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Swedish
Subtitles English
Duration 52:56


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Producer Anneli Ahven | Heidi Pruuli
Co-producer Camilla Lundberg
Director Marianne Kõrver
Screenwriter Jüri Reinvere
Cinematographer Raul Priks
Sound Designer Toomas Vimb
Editor Andres Lepasar
Content Editor Kadi Heinsalu

First releases

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  • Premiere: 16.06.2005, kinos Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 18.06.2005, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, FIPA - International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (Biarritz, France), 2006, competition programme
  • Participation, EstDocs - Estonian Documentary Film Festival (Toronto, Canada), 2007

Partners and Sponsors

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