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Valentin Kuik


  • Writer and film director Valentin Kuik was born on January 27, 1943.

    Graduated from the department of film directing of the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography, Russia, in 1975.

    Kuik’s short story Geisha won the Estonian short story competition in 1980; novel The Revolt of the Sons earned the first place in the Estonian novel competition in 1996; The Smile of the Beloved was named the best Estonian TV play in 1996. Best Estonian Playwright Award in 1997.

    Has made eight feature films and 21 documentaries.

    SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY as writer and director:

    Sculpture (documentary, 2000) - The Best Documentary Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, 2000

    An Affair of Honour (feature, 1999) - Best Sound at Minsk International Film Festival Listapad, Belarus, 2000; Award at Riga International Film Festival Arsenal, Latvia, 2000

    Flight (documentary, 1995) - Award at Pärnu International Film Festival, Estonia, 1995; Grand Prix of the Hantõ-Mansiiski International Film Festival, Russia, 1996; Grand Prix of the Przemysli International Film Festival, Poland, 1997

    Tallinn 80 (documentary, 1980) - Grand Prix of the Soviet Union Documentary Film Festival in 1981

    Regatta (documentary, 1979) - The Best Sport Film of the Soviet Union Film Festival in 1980

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