30.09. - 09.10.2021

Taarka Estonia 2008 | 94 min | OV | Colour | FF 2008

rated for 0 + years
Outsider, rebel, disdained single mother of four children and an unforgettable artist: the singer Hilana Taarka (1856 – 1933). The language she spoke and sang in was Seto, a dialect of Finnic South Estonian, as found on the border with Russia. Although she had earned international acclaim, she was only honoured in her homeland long after her death. Unreserved and provocative, she lived beyond social norms and never hesitated to speak her mind. A portrait of a strong personality.
Original title: Taarka
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Seto, Estonian
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Ain Mäeots
Screenplay: Mart Kivastik, Kauksi Ülle
Cast: Inga Salurand, Siiri Sisask, Marje Metsur, Kaarel Oja
Producer: Anneli Ahven
Director of Photography: Elen Lotman
Music: Andres Lõo
Production Design: Elo Soode
Editor: Maarek Toompere, Eik Lattu
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
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Production: Exitfilm OÜ, Madala 1, 10313 Tallinn, Estonia, Tel: +372 6611005
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