Baltic Film Weekend: Estonia
FRED JÜSSI.THE BEAUTY OF BEING
DIRECTED BY: JAAN TOOTSEN
RUNTIME: 1H 2M
ALL BY YOURSELF.
Fred Jüssi has built his life at the crossroads between nature and culture.
He is a true philosopher of the outdoors who has given deep consideration
to the fundamental questions of being human.
In this day and age, there is a lot of talk about success and hard work.
This film is about fruitful idling. It is a praise of dolce far niente.
A hymn for living slowly. Meandering along nature’s secret trails,
gazing at clouds passing by, for hours on end,
and falling into the sweet embrace of smoke rising from a campfire,
we leave city noise and economic growth far, far behind.
As Fred Jüssi puts it: sometimes you just have to be sinfully slothful, and all by yourself.
Cinematography Joosep Matjus
Editing Katri Rannastu
Producer Kristian Taska
Production company Taska Film