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Rowan Gates (1981)

Original title: Pihlakaväravad

Feature film | Melodrama Duration 85:00

Engineer Lembit with his construction team arrives at a small island to build a sheep farm. They are accommodated in the house of a middle-aged woman Marta and her daughter Kaja. The everyday routine will change when after some time everyone's controlled behaviour starts to change, expressing suppressed problems and yearning for warmth and love.

Keywords: brigade leader | builders | construction site | construction work | mother-daughter relationship | pretty girl | card game | love of the middle-aged | degrading household | Soviet organization of work | 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 lenght feature
Genre Melodrama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 85:00


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Film Director Veljo Käsper
Screenwriter Veljo Käsper | Hans Laansalu
Cinematographer Valeri Blinov
Art Director Imbi Lind
Composer Jaan Rääts
Sound Designer Kadi Müür
Editor Tiiu Karu
Content Editor Arvo Vallikivi
Managing Director Vitali Petljovanõi

First releases

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  • in cinema: 13.04.1981, Cinema House, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 13.11.1981, Moscow Cinema House, USSR
  • in cinema: 08.02.1982, Cinema Eha, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Estonian SSR Film Festival (USSR), 1983, Best Actress - Meeli Sööt
  • Participation, Estonian Film Days in Alma-Ata (USSR), 1982

Partners and Sponsors

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