The Beauty of Being

Fred Jüssi is a philosopher of the outdoors who, standing at the crossroads between nature and culture, has given deep consideration to the fundamental questions of being human. Observing life through the eyes of a biologist, nothing human is alien to him.

In this day and age, there is a lot of talk about success and hard work. This documentary 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.

  • Jaan Tootsen
    Director
    The New World
  • Jaan Tootsen
    Writer
  • Kristian Taska
    Producer
    1944
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Olemise ilu
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    nature, human interest
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Estonia
  • Country of Filming:
    Estonia
  • Language:
    Estonian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Theatrical release
    Tallinn
    Estonia
    January 15, 2020
    World premiere
Distribution Information
  • Eeter Docs
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Jaan Tootsen