TALLINN: Free Range, third feature from Venice Horizons award-winning Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu was selected as Estonia’s entry for the 2013 foreign language Oscar nomination despite ciritical domestic response.
The film was released 19 September 2013. Hopeful of a slot in one of the official programmes, the movie’s festival premiere is scheduled for Berlin, 2014.
Free Range tells the story of a young writer who faces an urgent decision about his future when he learns of his girlfriend’s pregnancy. The film was produced by Katrin Kissa of Homeless Bob Productions and was shot on 16 mm film in and around Tallinn with a budget of 570,000 EUR, funded by the Estonian Film Institute and the Estonian Cultural Endowment. Unlike Õunpuu’s previous films, Autumn Ball and The Temptation of St. Tony, the movie is not an international coproduction. The producer has attached LevelK of Denmark with Tine Klint as an international sales agent.
Director: Veiko ÕunpuuScript: Veiko Õunpuu, Robert KurvitzCinematography: Mart TanielSet designer: Jaagup RoometCostume designers: Jaanus Vahtra, Lotte JürjendalCast: Lauri Lagle, Jaanika Arum, Laura Peteson, Denis Lavant (France), Peeter Volkonski Rita Raave, Roman Baskin, Lauri Kaldoja, Markus Luik, Jan Uuspõld, Meelis Rämmeld, Anne Türnpu, Mari Abel