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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1995 - 29 July.5 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1995

In this film, based on a legend, Jaagup has the opportunity to live forever, but he renounces it.

Original Title Jaagup ja surm
Italian Title Jaagup e la morte
Category Out of competition
Section Cartoons
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 10'
Production Year 1994
Nationality Estonia
Directed by Heiki Ernits
Screenplay Heiki Ernits, Vladislav Korzhets

 regista Heiki ErnitsHEIKI ERNITS

Born on March 24, 1953 in Tallinn.
Graduated from Tallinn Pedagogical Institute as a teacher of art and manual training.
Studied briefly in the advanced state-wide course for film directors in Moscow. Expelled in 1979 for “palming off” an inadvisable “detrimental” caricature for publication in the humor journal Pikker.
Has worked as a photographer, art teacher, art director and film director. He is a freelance artist.
He has designed book covers and layouts, company trademarks, and illustrated numerous publications – Pikker, Põhjanael, Anne, Pahkasika, Eesti Ekspress, Tervisetrend, and others.
He has made numerous commercials. Participated in numerous exhibitions of caricatures in Estonia and abroad. Earned the Golden Tooth award at the Homo Sapiens exhibition in Vilnius in 1983, and a monetary award (100 rubles) at the Dance Hall caricature exhibition in 1984. Member of the ESTTRANSSÜRR art group.
He has worked as an artist and later as a film director in the animated film department of Tallinnfilm Studio since 1978. His first job in film was assistant art director of Rein Raamat’s animated film Field (1978). He worked as co-artist on the films Is it Still Fat (1978), Tõll the Great (1980) and Hell (1983).