Kumu Documentary: Awarded Films of the XXXV Pärnu Film Festival 20/10/2021 | 18:00

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Kumu Documentary "Animal Image"
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Kumu Documentary: Awarded Films of the XXXV Pärnu Film Festival

Introduction by Mark Soosaar

Dir Mahdi Zamanpour Kiasari
Iran 2019, 40 min
In Farsi, with English and Estonian subtitles
Best Art Film


An 80-year-old blind Iranian craftsman has the gift of interpreting dreams. From the heart of mountains, he chooses rocks by touching and tasting them. With simple tools and a hand saw he makes traditional pots for villagers, explains their dreams and in this way supports his entire family.

Trailer of “Asak”


Animal Image
Dir Perttu Saksa
Finland 2019, 30 min
Estonian translation
Grand Prix

This unconventional nature documentary is about the relationship between man and animal. As we follow the nature photographer and writer Heikki Willamo’s journey to the post ice-age northern wilderness, an imaginative & evocative view of man’s ancient relationship to his prey unfolds. Equal contributors to the story are the music by the Finnish jazz musicians Verneri Pohjola and Mika Kallio, the cinematography of Perttu Saksa and the text by Heikki Willamo, Finland’s most authoritative nature author.


Dir Marcin Polar
Poland 2019, 14 min
Without a dialogue
Best Short Film

Tough carries a lot of meanings: defiant, hard, resistant, strong and resilient… The film’s protagonist, Jarosław Surmacz, chose this name for his discovery: Harda (Tough) Cave in the Tatra Mountains of Poland. The place stirs his imagination while abruptly and obsessively pushing him forward. The camera follows him, step by step, taking part in the exploration of spaces never seen before, which increasingly resist the delicate human presence.


We wish to thank Kultuurkapital, Pärnu Filmifestival

Entrance free of charge.
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