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EstDocs Film Festival Toronto

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Friday, November 3, 7:00 PM at Bloor Hot Docs

DIRECTOR | Priit Valkna
YEAR | 2017
LENGTH | 60 minutes
ESTONIA

Sponsored by
Estonian Toronto Credit Union



The artist Lauri Sillak, aka Laurentsius, starts painting for his new exhibition in an unusual place – a vacant wooden house in the heart of Tallinn, in a house that has belonged to the creator of the art of film and photography in Estonia, Johannes Parikas and his wife Lilli. The Parikas name truly set the fashion in the interwar Republic of Estonia. Several movie theatres in Tallinn, the Estonia Films film studio, a famous photography studio in Tallinn’s Old Town, the first Miss Estonia competition, portraits of prominent statesmen, and the photographing of all of Estonia were all connected to that name. The walls of the mysterious dwelling of the Parikas family conceal within themselves the traces of people who in their day
were prominent in society, and the life of those times is uncovered from beneath the accumulated cultural layers. The portraits of contemporary beauties and fashion icons appear
on the wallpapers of that time, but the ghost of Lilli, the mistress of the house, is restless.

Kunstnik Lauri Sillak aka Laurentsius alustab oma värske näituse maalimist tavatus kohas – tühjaksjäänud puumajas Tallinna südalinnas. Majas, mis on kuulunud Eesti filmi- ja fotokunsti loojale Johannes Parikasele ja tema naisele Lillile. Parikaste nimi oli esimeses Eesti Vabariigis tõeline tooniandja. Sellega seostusid Eesti esimese missivõistlus, riigimeeste prominentsed
portreed ja kogu Eestimaa ülespildistamine. Parikaste salapärase elumaja seinad peidavad endas inimeste jälgi, kes omal ajal pildil olid ja kultuurkihtide alt paljastub tollane elu. Ajastu tapeetidele ilmuvad kaasaegsete kaunitaride ja maailmakuulsate pesumodellide portreed, aga maja perenaise Lilli vaim on rahutu.

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