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Afanassi (2005)

Documentary Duration 35:30

Afanassi who has lived in Estonia for 50 years takes the train to Moscow with her granddaughter Liina. From there, they go on to Tambov Oblast in Russia where Afanassi was once born. WIll this journey from one homeland to another form also a bridge between two alienated relatives?

Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

Keywords: car ride | mother tongue | different destinies | card game | cemetery | department store | homesickness | home village | homecoming | apartment building | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm
Film Category Documentary, Observation
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian, English
Voiceower Estonian
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 35:30

First releases

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  • in cinema: 07.04.2005, Cinema Sõprus (Tallinn), Estonia
  • on television: 10.05.2007, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Art Film Fest (Trenčianske Teplice, Trenčín; Slovakia), 2005
  • Participation, Tinklai International Short Film Festival (Klaipeda-Vilnius, Lithuania), 2005
  • Participation, Baltic Film Festival (Berlin, Germany), 2005

Partners and Sponsors

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