26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Mark Soosaar
original title: Aeg
country: Estonia
year: 1983
running time: 11 min.


The gap between the human microcosm and the macro view of universal time is depicted in an associative montage using rhythm and tempo as a significant element. Against a backdrop of ebbing and flowing in nature, a human anthill frantically teems, pulsing with the cycles of waking and sleeping, birth and death, sunrise and sunset.


Estonian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer Mark Soosaar (1946) focuses on the relationship between film, anthropology, and historical and subjective time. In ten documentaries, he captures, for example, time-lapse images of the residents of the island of Kihnu, from which he comes.

more about film

director: Mark Soosaar
producer: Janika Freidkes
script: Mark Soosaar
photography: Mark Soosaar
sound: Enn Säde
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
Kudy z nudy