To Shura
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To Shura

1990 17m Documentary Tallinnfilm

  • Audio: Estonian/Russian
    Subtitles: Estonian, English

Throughout her life, Alexandra has done hard physical work, believing in God and the imminent end of human suffering. Shura, 64, works at the top of the ash hill of the North-Eastern Estonian coal mine, guards the hill and cools the hot ash on a narrow platform with a heavy water hose. The voice of the servant of God, which resounds on the ridge of the primitive radio receiver, refreshes the soul, it keeps its quiet and tenacious struggle with the forces of the fire-fighting hell prince day by day, year after year. The old woman, who has left her whole life on the oil shale plant, finds that she is the best at the top of the hill and she is like a fairy tale of the hostess of Vasemäe..

Award, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia), 1990, Jury's Award for an Outstanding Work of Art.
Award, Around the Baltic Film Festival (Gotland, Sweden), 1990, Diploma of Merit.
Award, Tampere Film Festival (Finland), 1991, Best Documentary.
Award, Créteil International Women's Film Festival (France), 1991, Audience Award for the Best Foreign Short Film.
Award, Krakow Film Festival (Poland), 1991, Bronze Dragon.
Award, Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia), 1991, Special Commendation.
Award, Estonian Documentary Film Festival (Rakvere Film Club, USSR), 1991, Virumaa Foundation Film Award, Rakvere City Government Award.
Award, Tallinn Polytechnic Institute Film Festival (Tallinn, USSR), 1991, Estonian Filmmakers' Union Award, Estonian Society of Film Clubs Award.
Prize, Estonian State Cultural Award (Estonia), 1991.
Award, British and International Festival of New Short Film and Video (London, Great Britain) , 1992, BP Expo Award for Documentary.
Nomination, IDFA - International Documentary Festival (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1991, Competition Programme - TOP 10.
Participation, Balticum Film and TV Festival (Bornholm, Denmark), 1991.
Participation, DOK LEIPZIG - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (Germany), 1991.
Participation, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market (France), 1991.
Participation, Media 10-10 Namur Short Film Festival (Belgium), 1991.
Participation, Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), 1991.
Participation, Vue sur les docs - Marseille International Film Festival (France), 1992.
Participation, European Documentary Film Symposium (Riga, Latvia), 1997, Symposium Anniversary Programme.
Participation, Cinema du Reel - International Documentary Film Festival (Paris, France) , 1997.
Participation, Rouen Nordic Film Festival (France), 1997.
Participation, DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (Finland), 2012.

  • Directors
    • Renita Lintrop / Hannes Lintrop
  • Writers
    • Renita Lintrop / Hannes Lintrop
  • Camera Operator
    • Tõnis Lepik
  • Text
    • Renita Lintrop / Hannes Lintrop
  • Editor
    • Marju Juhkum
  • Sound Engineer
    • Ago Preimann


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