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Synopsis

A documentary about Ahto Valter, a big dreamer, a great adventurer and sailor whose journey around the world on a sailboat that carries his name makes young boys yearn for adventure, young ladies write love letters and reporters follow him everywhere. Nobody knew what was this motivator that made him do it. A hero’s restless mind, hardships over the years chasing his dream and failures on the way can be seen in the film that uses unique archive material to open up the cravings and challenges of an explorer from the previous century. A colorful journey around the world can be observed thanks to the diaries of our main hero and his father and the unique film footage that was recorded during the journey.
This is a story of an adventurer’s life and the world he had to struggle against to fulfill his dream.

Director
Jaanis Valk

(b. 1979) has a Master of Arts in Arts (Film Arts) from Tallinn University. He has directed three short fiction films and several short documentaries. Worked as assistant director on the production of a feature films. „Ahto. Chasing a Dream” is his first full-length documentary.

Filmography
  • Ahto. Unistuste jaht (doc, Ahto. Chasing a Dream, 2018)
Sat, 24.11.2018
3:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 5
090506
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 090506
Movie guests
Producer Erik Norkroos, Director  Jaanis Valk
Fri, 30.11.2018
9:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
151508
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 151508
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Country: Estonia
Year: 2018
Duration: 92 minutes
Languages: Estonian, English
Director: Jaanis Valk
Producer: Erik Norkroos
Writer: Jaanis Valk
DOP: Erik Norkroos
Montage: Erik Norkroos, Kersti Miilen, Jaanis Valk
Production: Rühm Pluss Null
Festival: Krakow
Synopsis

A documentary about Ahto Valter, a big dreamer, a great adventurer and sailor whose journey around the world on a sailboat that carries his name makes young boys yearn for adventure, young ladies write love letters and reporters follow him everywhere. Nobody knew what was this motivator that made him do it. A hero’s restless mind, hardships over the years chasing his dream and failures on the way can be seen in the film that uses unique archive material to open up the cravings and challenges of an explorer from the previous century. A colorful journey around the world can be observed thanks to the diaries of our main hero and his father and the unique film footage that was recorded during the journey.
This is a story of an adventurer’s life and the world he had to struggle against to fulfill his dream.

Director
Jaanis Valk

(b. 1979) has a Master of Arts in Arts (Film Arts) from Tallinn University. He has directed three short fiction films and several short documentaries. Worked as assistant director on the production of a feature films. „Ahto. Chasing a Dream” is his first full-length documentary.

Filmography
  • Ahto. Unistuste jaht (doc, Ahto. Chasing a Dream, 2018)