Virolainen dokumenttielokuva AHTO. Chasing a Dream
 

Virolainen dokumenttielokuva AHTO. Chasing a Dream


Cinema Orion
Eerikinkatu 15 , Helsinki


Virolainen dokumenttielokuva AHTO. Chasing a Dream esitetään perjantaina 24.5. elokuvateatteri Orionissa.
Jaanis Valkin ohjaama elokuva valittiin vuonna 2018 Viron parhaaksi dokumenttielokuvaksi. Näytöksessä on englanninkielinen tekstitys. 

Tõsielufilm purjetaja Ahto Valterist ja tema seiklustest keskendub mehe ümbermaailmareisile 1938–1940. Ainulaadse meresõidu filmijäädvustustele, Ahto Valteri ja tema isa Rudolfi päevikute tekstidele rajatud jutustus annab edasi kahe maailmasõja vahelisel ajal läänemaailmas valitsenud ajastu vaimu, kaasates arhiivikaadreid ja väljalõikeid ajalehtedest. Filmi avab ja lõpetab Ahto poeg Ewan Duff Walter, kes kuue nädala vanuselt koos vanematega ümbermaailmareisi alustas. Ahto Valter on inimene, kellest tänapäeval eriti palju ei teata. Poiss, mees ja meediasündmus, kellest rääkisid suure maailmasõja eelõhtul ajalehed mõlemal pool Atlandi ookeani ja kes seejärel unustati.

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An adventurer who dreams big and wants to prove to the world that his dream is possible, finds himself in the middle of the war and in the turmoil of complex human relationships.

Winner of the Estonian Best Documentary award of 2018. The director will be present after the screening to talk about the film journey he was making for 9 years. The screening will also be attended by Erik Norkroos, who worked on the film as producer, cameraman and one of the editors. The screening will also be attended by several other documentary filmmakers from Estonia and Finland.

Ahto Valter had a constant craving for adventure. From 1930 to 1937, the young Estonian sailor crossed the Atlantic Ocean five times in a small sailboat, becoming an instant celebrity as he broke speed records and made headlines news. Still, he thirsted for more. In 1938, Valter climbed aboard a schooner with his wife, one-and-a-half year old son, and a crew of 17 to chase his dream of sailing around the world. Weaving together rare footage, Valter’s diaries, and excerpts from an interview with his son, the film documents how Valter overcame mutiny, storms, accidents at sea, reefs, and the outbreak of World War II, returning to port 18 months later to find a changed, war-torn world, in which he could no longer go back home.

The screening is organized by the Finnish and Estonian documentary guilds.