The Weight of All the Beauty

Süda Sõrve Sääres

Short Doc / 24 min / Color

“The Weight of All the Beauty” is a thriller like documentary about men who are so full of beauty, love and vitality that it can kill. These men lived in Põdra village between sea and forest where the only one to share your life with is a bottle demon - Vodka Spirit. The only survivor Villi tells us the stories of his four friends and how they ended up being tricked by the Vodka Spirit. Villi takes us on a journey through the village, where the houses of his friends and the protective old trees live on as if nothing had happened. So, if everyone else is dead, how is Villi still alive?
Cast: Viljar Aadussoo 

Director/Writer: Eeva Mägi
Cinematographer: Mattias Veermets

Editor: Jette Keedus
Sound designer and Composer: Tanel Kadalipp
Producer/Script editor: Liis Nimik 

WORLD PREMIERE: 2019 DocPoint Tallinn

- DocPoint Tallinn 2019 / Young Filmmaker Award for Eeva Mägi
- Pärnu International Documentary Film Festival 2019 / Winner of “Best Estonian Documentary” award
- Melbourne International Film Festival 2020 / ACADEMY AWARD Qualifying Abercrombie & Kent award for Best Documentary
- DocPoint Tallinn 2019, Estonia
- Galway Film Fleadh 2019, Ireland
- Pärnu International Documentary Film Festival 2019, Estonia
- DOK Leipzig 2019, Germany
- PÖFF Shorts 2019, Estonia 
- Melbourne International Film Festival 2020, Australia 
- Docs in Exile Film Festival 2020
- Greece -ArtDocFest Riga 2021