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A Family (2004)

Original title: Perekond

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Documentary Duration 57:20

The Tallinn-Moscow-Tallinn night express leaves Tallinn, the capital of the Republic of Estonia at 5 p.m. and arrives in the Russian capital Moscow next morning at 9. For many decades, the train had forty-four sleeping compartments and was hugely popular. Today only five sleepers remain and even those are half empty. Politics and economics changed tremendously in these two countries, but Ida, a Russian living in Estonia, still works for this formerly exclusive train. The director of the film met Ida, the train team leader, while travelling and they spent half an hour talking. The bond was made. The next ...

Director: Sulev Keedus

Keywords: marriage | problems in marriage | loss of a spouse | love | yearning for love | honesty | living conditions | analyzing life | biography | mother | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) F-Seitse
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Russian
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 57:20


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Producer Reet Sokmann
Director Sulev Keedus
Screenwriter Sulev Keedus
Cinematographer Sulev Keedus
Composer Riho Sibul
Sound Designer Ivo Felt
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk
Content Editor Lauri Kärk

First releases

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  • Premiere: 01.10.2004, Cinema House, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 13.10.2004, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2004, Best Documentary of The Year
  • Participation, IDFA - International Documentary Festival (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2005
  • Participation, goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (Wiesbaden, Germany), 2005

Partners and Sponsors

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