Culture.ee’s weekly recommendations: 21 May – 27 May

Documentaries, literature festival “HeadRead”, 5th Mulgi Party and Kumu Art Walk are our recommendations for the week. 

Documentary evening #41: Ask The Sexpert
21 May
Cinema Sõprus

Dr. Mahinder Watsa answers readers’ sex-related questions in the Indian newspaper Mumbai Mirror. The razor-sharp 93-year-old doctor offers sex education to the uninformed and chooses to ignore the conservative view. Ask the Sexpert is a documentary about Watsa.

Australian poetess Anne Gleeson
21 May
Bookstore “Utoopia”

Australian poetess and Estophile reads her poetry based on the stories of Australian Estonians, poems are also translated into Estonian.

Kumu Documentary: Roger D’Astous
23 May
Kumu

Roger D’Astous (1926–1998), a student of Frank Lloyd Wright’s, worked all of his life to create a special Canadian Nordic architecture. A starchitect of the sixties, he fell from grace before rising again at the dawn of the century.  An epic journey with a modern architecture giant, one of the most important Canadian architects of the twentieth century.

Tallinn Literature Festival “HeadRead”
23 May – 27 May

An annual literary feast where Estonian and international prose writers, poets, historians and other skilled wordsmiths meet. The event combines literature with other fields of culture such as music, theatre and cinema.

Public reading event “Tallinn in literature and literature in Tallinn”
26 May
Vabaduse Square

Since the festival is celebrating its 10th year in 2018, we began an initiative that throws a spotlight on the city of Tallinn in literature in cooperation with several literary organisations.

5th Mulgi Party
26 May
Abja-Paluoja

The 5th Mulgi party dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia is a celebration of the whole family introducing the traditions, customs, and folklore of Mulgimaa.

Documentary “Roots”
27 May
Estonian Film Museum

Documentary “Roots” tells six very personal stories: a first, big love, the loss of a child, ageing, infidelity, fragile relationships with close ones. The authors are six Estonian female directors between the ages 29 and 61 who are also mothers, daughters and wives. And why not lovers and world travellers. The film takes place in Macedonia, the Czech Republic, Thailand and Estonia.

Kumu Art Walk at the exhibition “Puzzling Over the Labyrinth. 50 Years of the Tallinn Print Triennial”
27 May
Kumu Art Museum

There are different kinds of history. Through prize-winning works of art, we follow the growth of a large joint exhibition of the Baltic countries into an international post-printmaking event.