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“Contact”  screenings 19. – 25. March / Tallinn / Viljandi

 

19.3. 17:00 / Von Krahli Teater

19.3. 19:00 / Von Krahli Teater

20.3.  17:00 / Von Krahli Teater

20.3.  19:00 / Von Krahli Teater

21.3.  19:00 / Von Krahli Teater

21.3.  23.00 / Night Cinema / Von Krahli Teater

25.3. 11:00 / Sakala keskus, Viljandi

25.3. 19:00 / Sakala keskus, Viljandi

 

Tickets & info:

Von Krahli Teater: www.vonkrahl.ee/piletid

Kino Artis: www.kino.ee

Sakala Keskus: www.sakalakeskus.ee

 

 

MARTTI HELDE “Superbia” – father and son reach the end of their relationship and discover, in the sight of God, that blood ties can’t be broken even by death.

TRIIN RUUMET “Reet’s Birthday” – a show in Von Krahl Theatre mutilates the actors and audience members, leaving a mark for life.

VALLO TOOMLA “Metanoia” – photographer Järvet Järvet gets a job offering that changes his day into something very weird. Possibly also the rest of his life.

RAIGO SAARISTE “KuuKu Contact” – KuuKu, a young man living as a cog in a big machine-like artificial world, dreams of freedom which turns him into a troublesome grain of sand between the cogwheels of his world.

MARIA REINUP “Mann Tanzt” – a stubborn man discovers the secret why it is important for a human being to dance.

Von Krahl Theatre’s collection of short films “Contact” premieres on March 6th 2015.

The collection is comprised of five stories created by the future stars of Estonian filmmaking: Martti Helde, Maria Reinup, Triin Ruumet, Raigo Saariste and Vallo Toomla. With the release of this collection Von Krahl Theatre continues the tradition of bringing together new theatre and new cinema which started in 2005 with the short film collection “Elusive Miracle”. Back then Von Krahl’s artistic group collaborated with the directors Andres Maimik, Arbo Tammiksaar, Jaak Kilmi, Rainer Sarnet, Marko Raat and Marianne Kõrver who remixed the work of classic Estonian writer Eduard Vilde. Today a new generation of film and theatre directors and actors is ready to step into the spotlight and thus the time has come for the next chapter – “Contact”.

The five stories in “Contact” are very different in both content and style. In the case of “Elusive Miracle” the authors shared a specific work of literature – Vilde’s most famous play – as a common starting point but now the authors only agreed on the general theme: contact, interaction with the unusual, unearthly and unbelievable. The clash between everyday reality and fantasy, this world and that. Check out the official poster of the collection where an alien is hiding its identity using a VHS tape as a mask, it shoult give you a hint.

The films also share a common method of production. Strict boundaries were set for the directors by the theatre – a small budget and little time. Come to think of it this sounds like any other Estonian movie. Still in our case the boundaries gave the authors freedom to try anything without having to fear blame or mocking. They had a chance to go wild. Young authors need this kind of freedom. Otherwise they start holding back and self-censoring. This is bad for creativity.

“Contact” is not a phone book or City Theatre’s talk show.
“Contact” is five pictures of the future of Estonian film.
“Contact” is the meeting point of fresh theatre and cinema.

The films:
Martti Helde “Superbia”
Raigo Saariste “KuuKu Kontakt”
Triin Ruumet “Reeda sünnipäev”
Vallo Toomla “Metanoia”
Maria Reinup “Mann Tantz”

Directors: MARTTI HELDE, MARIA REINUP, TRIIN RUUMET, RAIGO SAARISTE, VALLO TOOMLA

Screenwriters: MARTTI HELDE, MARTIN LUIGA, MARIA REINUP, TRIIN RUUMET, RAIGO SAARISTE, VALLO TOOMLA

Actors: MARI ABEL, JIM ASHILEVI, TAAVI EELMAA, MARI JÜRJENS, KAIT KALL, OTT KARTAU, LIIS LINDMAA, LOORE  MARTMA, MAILI METSSALU, MADIS MÄEORG, TÕNIS NIINEMETS, IVO REINOK, TIINA TAURAITE, JUHAN ULFSAK, LIINA VAHTRIK, RAGNE VEENSALU, KAIDO VEERMÄE  

Directors of Photography: STEN-JOHAN LILL, ROBERT LINNA, ERIK PÕLLUMAA, IVAR TAIM

Production Designers: KETLIN KASAR, KRISTINA LÕUK, MATIS MÄESALU, KRISTJAN SUITS

Executive Producers: ELINA LITVINOVA, ELARI LEND, MAIE ROSMANN-LILL, KRISTJAN PÜTSEP, GRETA ROOSAAR

Curator: PEETER JALAKAS

Consultant: JIM ASHILEVI

Producer: MIRKKA MAIKOLA

Produced by Von Krahl Theatre

Produced in co-operation with: Baltic Film and Media School, Allfilm, Alasti Kino, Kinosaurus ja Lendfilm

Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Film Institute

Length 80 min.

With English and Russian subtitles.

Premiere: March 6th 2015 simultaneously in Von Krahl Theatre and Sõprus Cinema.

Screenings in Von Krahl Theatre and cinemas across Estonia.

Tickets: 3/4 € (in Von Krahl Theatre)

You can purchase tickets for Von Krahl Theatre’s screenings from
www.vonkrahl.ee/piletid or Von Krahl’s ticket office (Rataskaevu 10, open every day 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

or by writing to: kersti[at]vonkrahl.ee

For more information on booking individual tickets or tickets for groups please contact: Kersti Karro / kersti[at]vonkrahl.ee / +372 520 7887

Screenings take place also in the following venues: Von Krahli Teater, Kino Sõprus, Kino Artis, TTÜ Kino, Elektriteater, Põlva Kultuuri- ja Huvikeskus, Sakala Keskus, Haapsalu Kultuurikeskus.

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