BFM — 40
BFM — 40
28 March
Auditorium – Piazza della Libertà
Directed by Priit Pärn, Janno PõldmaItalian title: 1895
Estonia / 1995 / 29 min.
Colour / O.V. / Subtitles: it.

The animated cartoon 1895 is dedicated to the centennial of cinema. 1895 is a picture about the life of brothers Auguste and Louis Lumiere. The cartoon acquaints the public with so far unknown biographical facts and events from the life of the two celebrated brothers who have immortalized their names as inventors of cinematography.
The picture is an illusion. Is illusion truth? This assertion and the subsequent question gave the authors of this cartoon the rights to declare that namely their version of the life of brothers Lumiere and the birth of cinema was the most original and unique of all.


«Pärn’s half-insane love letter to cinema. You can imagine it as a conglomerate of all the images that hit him as a child going to the movies, filtered through an unsentimental comical lens shaped by his own country’s unsteady years.»

(Paul Morton, “Priit Pärn, Estonia’s animator-general”, baltictimes.com)

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