The Tortoise and The Hare + Lady Time / DocPoint 2020

Thu 30. January 2020 at 18:00 - 19:10

Cinema Artis, hall 1 · Estonia pst 9

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The Tortoise and The Hare / Kilpkonn ja Jänes

Director: Ülo Pikkov
Country: Eesti
Year: 2020
Length: 10 min

A story of a mother and son and a race against a turtle where you always lose.

Ülo Pikkov is an internationally renowned filmmaker, producer and film scholar. He studied animation at the Turku Arts Academy in Finland. Has directed several award-winning animation films. Author of “Animasophy, Theoretical Writings on the Animated Film” (2010). Got his doctoral degree at the Estonian Academy of Arts with thesis “Anti-Animation: Textures of Eastern European Animated Film”.

Lady Time / Neiti Aika

Director: Elina Talvensaari
Country: Soome
Year: 2019
Length: 60 min

Director Elina Talvensaari, along with her family, move to a new home filled the belongings of an old lady who died lonely. Talvensaari does not have the heart to throw away the old lady’s things, since that would mean that no one would cherish the memory of the previous owner. She would disappear completely.
Instead, Talvensaari begins to make a film about this mysterious Sirkka-Liisa.

With the help of belongings, photographs and investigative work, Talvensaari gets to know this previous habitant even more closely. Sirkka-Liisa becomes an acquintance, like a family member from a different time. In the film, her story comes to life.

One hour encloses the whole life of a single person with its dramatic events, sorrows, and small and large moments of happiness. History is ever present: war, Olympics, the growing wellbeing. Eventually, one can go on a cruise between Finland and Sweden without a care in the world!

With its lingering rhythm, this documentary leaves its viewers cheerful and downright happy: Lady Time is a skilfully constructed and beautiful story about transience. The message of this film seems to be that everyone’s life is meaningful, mysterious and magnificent.

Kati Juurus (Translation: Miia Mäkelä)

Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English


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