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Hardi Volmer

Hardi Volmer
Born in 1957 in Prnu

Graduated from The Tallinn Art University as a designer of stage and theatre.
Since 1984 he has directed and designed multitude of animated and puppet films and has made stage solutions for more that 50 Estonian theatre performances.

Main works as a film director

1984 Wonderful New Year`s Night puppet film (with Riho Unt)
1985 Enchanted Island puppet film (with Riho Unt)
1986 Fly in Spring puppet film (with Riho Unt)
1987 The War puppet film
1988 Deeds and Doings puppet film
1989 Animated Selfportraits animated film/international project
1990 Jackpot puppet pixilation (with Riho Unt)
1990 Everyone Gets His Own short feature film
1992 Incipit Vita Nova puppet film
1994 The Last Romance puppet film (with Riho Unt)
1994 The Firewater feature film
1996 Somebody Else puppet film (with Mait Laas)
1997 All my Lenins feature film
1998 Primavera puppet film (with Riho Unt)
2003 Barbarians puppet film
2007 Closing Session puppet film

Domestic Fitless

| 2011 | Author film | stereo | colour |

Hardi Volmer
A young and strong human body is mother natures piece of art. But should everything it faces become art as well? And if all art is only an imitation, then what does the world of fine arts imitate if ...
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| 2007 | Author film | stereo | colour |

Hardi Volmer
One night there gather weird figures to the Karahundzhi Palteau. They are the figures of God created by Man in different times and cultures - puppets. At the same time in some technical centre there a ...
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| 2003 | Author film | colour |

Hardi Volmer
It is an absolutely wonderful Barbiland,made of plastic and safe.But in one morning line-up the Queen has to listen to the well-known fatal words: You Queen are the fairest on the world but Dennis-D ...
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| 1998 | stereo | colour |

Riho Unt, Hardi Volmer
PRIMAVERA is a three dimensional family film featuring puppets that work in the so called telescope system which tries with the help of stylised images to visually depict the great variety existing in ...
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| 1996 | Childrens film | mono | colour | 2 (420m) |

Mait Laas, Hardi volmer
The folklore of practically all the worlds peoples abonds with mysterious beings possesing supernatural powers. Who of us has not heard of nor read stories about gnomes,elves,golems,leprehauns etc?In ...
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| 1994 | mono | colour | 1 reel; 1:1,37 |

Hardi Volmer, Riho Unt
Two lonely personages from completely different worlds meet and become close. A live bird in a cage and a metal-and-wood cuckoo from a clock are the creatures through which local cultural identities a ...
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| 1992 | Author film | mono | colour | 2 reels / 407m |

Hardi Volmer
Father of a family went to carry out his refuse bin and found himself in some strange world,where striking things happened to him. Meanwhile this world virtually is a grotesque generalization of that ...
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| 1990 | mono | colour | 1 reel / 265m |

Riho Unt, Hardi Volmer
It is a political parody film agains totalitarian system of violence, about the careless game of power that has been played with the world and peoples. The film creates a model situation in which a lu ...
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| 1988 | mono | colour | 1 reel /278m |

Hardi Volmer
It is a satirical puppetfilm made after a Setu ( South-East Estonian) joke tale that ridicules stupidity, carelessness, slap-dashiness and unreasonable optimism, while reflecting the relativity of lif ...
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| 1987 | mono | colour | 2 reels / 481,2m |

Riho Unt, Hardi Volmer
The protagonist of the film is the Bat living in an old mill and fighting rats and crows. Its the war fought by disproportioned forces, where the battle is won by cleverness, skill and cunning. Somew ...
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| 1986 | Author film | mono | colour | 1 reel / 206,6m |

Riho Unt, Hardi Volmer
A parable examining questions of ethics in human relationships based on the miniature "The Fly, the Cockroach and the Spider" written by Anton Hansen Tammsaare. ...
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| 1985 | mono | colour | 1 reel / 272,2m |

Riho Unt, Hardi Volmer
A fairytale about the awkward Kohmits who frees his people from an evil spell. Based on the motivs from a Chukchee fairytale. ...
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| 1984 | Childrens film | mono | colour | 1 reel/271,6 m |

Riho Unt, Hardi Volmer
A story of two toys a doll and a goose, who quit the shop at a Christmas night and begin their journey to them whom they are determined to children. A family who, at the beginning of the story giv ...
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  Film Workshop
In Nukufilm Studios there has been filmed the first digital stereocpical stop-animation puppet-film ever, together with Moscow Film and Photo Technology Reseach Institute NIKFI. NIKFI has come up with a special technology for making stereoscopical films and they have been awarded with Oscar in 1991...
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