Self-Portrait with Mother
2000 ●56m ●Documentary ●SD ●Allfilm
Subtitles: No subtitles
Edvard Oja is the object as well as subject of his own film. This is an honest story about chronical alcoholism, about the author's journey through treatment, religion, death and friendship. Edvard has been always supported by his mother who has provided unconditional love for her son in every situation. Mother is the only one in the documentary who won't ennoble the environment suffering from alcoholism. Yet, her son has no strength to struggle out of his tough situation. Is it possible after all that he will be cured?
Award, Balticum Film and TV Festival (Bornholm, Denmark), 2000, Category: Documentary - 3rd Place.
Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2000, Special Prize - for straightforward approach in documentary film.
Prize, FESTIFAL- Festival de cortos temática rural (Spain), 2001, Special Mention.
Prize, Visions du Réel International Film Festival (Nyon, Switzerland), 2001, Special Mention.
- Artur Talvik
- Edvard Oja
- Edvard Oja
- Camera Operators
- Edvard Oja / Artur Talvik / Rein Kotov
- Riho Sibul
- Sound Designer
- Ivo Felt
- Kersti Miilen
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