Kosmonaut (Cosmonaut)

Kaspar Jancis | 11:38 | 2019 | Estonia | Narrative

 
Synopsis:

An old Cosmonaut lives the same kind of life now in his flat in a concrete panel apartment building as he did in his youth in a space station. As before, he still carries out heroic missions and misses his close relatives, who he left behind on his home planet. His close relatives see the situation altogether differently. Is this old man capable of coming to grips with the norms that apply in society? A cosmonaut will always be a cosmonaut. To the very end.
 


Kaspar Jancis

Kaspar Jancis

Born on May 8, 1975 in Tallinn.

He has been interested since childhood in drawing comic
strips and writing stories for which he made illustrations
himself. His first moving pictures came into being in the
corners of his school notebooks. Later in his school
years, his brother’s friend, who was a member of
a film club, helped him make a short plasticine puppet
animated film.

This was followed by a two-year period as a working youth, which was not particularly educational, but was brimming with adventures. During that time he began working systematically with music. He has been part of the creative core of several rock groups, written song lyrics, made arrangements and created tunes. He enrolled at the Tallinn Pedagogical University in 1996.

He completed his first films at that school – the silent film “Dr. Maisarve and the Matshalka Case” (1996) and the cutout puppet film “Flight of the Little White Helicopter” (1996), which was screened at rock concerts and also on television. He transferred from the Pedagogical University to the Turku Arts and Media School in Finland in 1997 to study animation under the guidance of Priit Pärn.

He made his debut film “Romance” (1999) in Turku, and it has participated in several international film festivals.