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Old Man and the Moose

A poetical nature film about an old forest man, Harri, and his passion for moose. Harri Põdlsam (75) has been almost magnetically drawn to the woods to watch the mating season for moose every autumn for almost half a century. Over the years, this observation has become an inseparable part of his life.


The film is a fable-like look at one of these expeditions. The border between man and nature disappears and Harri gets the chance to enter the moose world, which has its own rules. Harri is a sort of meadow fairy, who worries about the well-being of his friends. The meadow fairy concept is also supported by his appearance.


Director and Scriptwriter: Joosep Matjus
Camera: Joosep Matjus
Sound: Veljo Runnel
Producer: Riho Västrik
Produced by: Vesilind
Released: 30th April 2009
43/27 min / HD / 16:9 / Stereo
Language English


List of festivals and prizes

Matsalu International Nature Film Festival 2009
Grand Prix


Baikal International Festival of Documentary, Popular-science and Educational Films 2009
The best documentary film


NaturVision – Filmfestival 2009, Neuschönau, Germany
In selection