|Occupation Film director|
Name Arvo Kruusement
|Born 20 April 1928 (age 87)Undla, Laane-Viru County (1928-04-20) Estonia|
Teemaõhtu: Arvo Kruusement 90 P 22. aprillil kell 19.30 ETV2s
Arvo Kruusement (born 20 April 1928) is an Estonian actor, theatre and film director who has made some of Estonia's classic novels into films; Spring (1969) and Fall (1990) The movie Spring has been noted as the best Estonian feature film in the Top Ten Poll held by Estonian film critics and journalists in 2002. In 1970 the movie sold 558,000 tickets in Estonia (Total population 1.34 million) and in 1971 8,100,000 tickets in Soviet Union.
Arvo Kruusement attended GITIS in Moscow, Russia from where he graduated in 1953. in 1953-1961 he worked as an actor at the Estonian Drama Theatre in Tallinn. In 1962-1964 Arvo Kruusement was the director of the Endla Theatre in Pärnu, Estonia, and film director fot Tallinnfilm in 1965-1991.