The Holy Trinity of Estonian Animation
The role of this year’s jubilees – The Holy Trinity of Estonian Animation – Elbert Tuganov (1920–2007), Heino Pars (1925–2014) and Rein Raamat (1931) in the present day has been foresightfully expressed in 1985 by Heino Pars at the end of his life’s work, having seen himself as a creator of something important: “We have created the field for a new art form and it was our job to plough that field until it could be truly harvested one day!”
Estonian Animation Union has an honor to present the creations of the founders of Estonian animation that belong to the world classics to an eager audience, hungry for inspiration and defining the present day. This programme starts off with little Johnny’s mysterious journey to explore the temporal dimension of the world and the processes that help us find the essence of being human and the source of our power. The punch-line of the unique collection that forms the pillars of Estonian animation is the present day with the mechanised hell of civilization and a ray of hope for peace, the pursuit of it being the utmost creative mission for every generation.
The social and slightly nerve-racking works created in a unique movie language by Tuganov, Pars and Raamat concerned the society back then and are still relevant today. The audience of our movie festival will have the opportunity to experience the worldview of the exceptional creators and animators of the world and their relation to the society. In other words – what is the purpose of a creator as an indvidual of the society.