May 14, 2012

Estonia FDC on "Centenary of Estonian Film Art"

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Centenary of Estonian Film Art

Date of Issue : 30 April 2012

A film strip shot by the photographer Johannes Pääsuke, Utochkin’s Flight in Tartu on 14 and 15 April, 1912 had its first screening in the Tartu movie theatre, Illusion, on April 17, Old Style (the difference with New Style being 13 days), so the centenary of Estonian film art is now marked on 30 April 2012. The film is a recording of the acrobatic flight of the Russian test pilot Sergei Utochkin above Tartu, which, unfortunately, has not come down to our days. In fact, Johannes Pääsuke (1892-1918) became the first Estonian film maker. He shot movies such as The City of Tartu and its Vicinity (1912), Historical Reminiscences of Estonia’s Past (1913), Trip Through Seto Country (1913) and other documentaries. He was killed in a train accident in 1918.

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