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The House Guard

The Linnahall, once the pride of Tallinn, is in a poor condition but does have its loyal fans.


The House Guard is a double portrait – of the Tallinn Linnahall concert and sports venue and its caretaker Peter, who are both bound by seclusion. It tells the story of the decline of a legendary building through one man’s eyes, and the personal story of a man against the backdrop of a vanishing building. It is a dialogue between the two.


Director Ingel Vaikla
Cinematographers: Ingel Vaikla, Ants Tammik, Tõnis Tuuga
Editor: Jette-Krõõt Keedus
Composer: Ekke Västrik
Producer: Riho Västrik
HD, 16: 9, stereo

Length: 26 min




Architektur.Film.Sommer, 2015 Vienna, Austria
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, 2015, Holland
dokumentART, 2015, Neubrandenburg, Germany
Travak Brabant Tram Video Art Night, 2015 Gent, Belgium
Worldfilm festival, 2016, Tartu, Estonia
Go Short Inernational Short Film Festival, 2016, Nijmegen, Holland