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Nest of Winds (1979)

Original title: Tuulte pesa

Digitally remastered in 2012

Feature film | Drama Duration 95:00

Despite the fact that war is over there is no peace in Mahtjamäe farm. Jüri Piir, the farmer, is pressurized either by the forest brothers or the village deputy following the orders of Soviet authorities. Foreign views and demands force Jüri to make difficult decisions.

Director: Olav Neuland

Keywords: extramarital affair | agitation | impost requirements | being apolitical | deserter | Estonian farm family | fears | death of a horse | caring woman | Christmas time | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, German, Russian
Subtitles Russian
Duration 95:00


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Director Olav Neuland
Screenwriter Grigori Kanovičius | Isaakas Fridbergas
Cinematographer Arvo Iho
Production Desinger Halja Klaar | Heikki Halla
Costume Designer Helve Halla
Composer Lepo Sumera
Sound Designer Enn Säde
Editor Eevi Säde
Content Editor Enn Rekkor | Ilmar Taska
Managing Director Tõnis Vunder | Kullo Must


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Alfred Ploompuu | Gunnar Vilms | Enn Veskimägi | Ahti Mänd | Ants Hollo | Tõnu Purge | Meelis Tomson | Feodor Baklajev | Juhan Haavasalu

First releases

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  • in cinema: 17.09.1979, Tallinn, Estonia
  • at other places: 13.12.1979, Moscow Cinema House, USSR
  • in cinema: juuli 1980, Moscow, USSR

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Baltic States Festival of Young Filmmakers (USSR), 1979, 1st Prize
  • Award, USSR Festival of Young Filmmakers (USSR), 1979, Best Full-length Feature, Diploma
  • Award, USSR Film Festival (USSR), 1980, Best Debut Director: Olav Neuland

Partners and Sponsors

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