Pärn‘s masterpiece. Several episodes each focus on a different figure. Towards the end they all come together to replicate the famous painting by Édouard Manet that provides the title. The film deals with bureaucratic arbitrariness, corruption, the opposition between words and deeds. —CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz
Priit Pärn (born 26 August 1946 in Tallinn) is an Estonian cartoonist and animation director whose films have enjoyed success among critics as well as the public at various film festivals.
Pärn formerly worked as a plant ecologist; his career in animation began when he accepted Rein Raamat’s proposal to make a design for Kilplased (1974). After a brief apprenticeship in Joonisfilm, he directed his first film Is the Earth Round? in 1977.
Pärn’s most important films are considered to be Triangle (1982), Breakfast on the Grass (1987), Hotel E (1991), 1895 (co-directed by Janno Põldma, 1995) and Night of the Carrots (1998).
Pärn’s style is characterized by black humour, playful surrealism and a unique graphic style. His somewhat crude style marked the departure from both Rein Raamat’s overtly serious and moralizing films as well as the Disneyesque style propagated by the directors of Soyuzmultfilm. In his footsteps (and occasionally copying his style to a large degree… read more