In Estonian, English and Russian subtitles

Ticket 5/3€


Fred Jüssi. The Beauty of Being

Director: Jaan Tootsen

Director of photography: Joosep Matjus

Editor: Katri Rannastu

Producer: Kristian Taska

Production company: Taska Film

Sponsors: Estonian Film Institute, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Armin Karu, LHV Bank, Viru

Film Fund, Tartu Film Fund, Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, Elisa and TV3.

Premiere: January 15, 2020


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.