TALLINN: Estonian director Ilmar Raag (The Class, Une Estonienne a Paris) has wrapped shooting of his new social drama, Kertu, with the premiere planned for spring 2013.
Set in rural Estonia, the movie tells a story of a woman, Kertu, whose life with her violent father has led to obsessive fear of strangers. Still reclusive at 35, she makes a desperate attempt to change her life by sending a postcard to a village drunk asking him to make her pregnant.
The film is produced by Raag’s long-time producer Riina Sildos of Amrion (Estonia) and written by Raag. The movie is budgeted at 490,000 EUR and funded by the Estonian Film Foundation, the Estonian Cultural Endowment and private sponsors. The producers are still seeking some postproduction funding and looking for distributors and a festival for a world-premiere screening in the first half of 2013.
Credits:Original title: KertuDirector: Ilmar RaagScript: Ilmar RaagCinematography: Kristjan-Jaak NuudiSet designers: Jaagup Roomet, Kristjan SuitsProducer: Riina SildosProduction company: AmrionSupported by: Estonian Film Foundation (www.efsa.ee) and the Estonian CulturalEndowment (www.kulka.ee) .
Cast:Ursula Ratasepp-Oja, Mait Malmsten, Peeter Tammearu, Külliki Saldre, Leila Säälik, Piret Laurimaa,
Production Contact:Amrion OÜNurme 4511616 TallinnEstonia