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FNE at Berlinale 2017: Estonian Film in Berlin Featured

Estonian Film Insitute 2017-02-12

The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov by Askold Kurov has been chosen to the official program of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The film will be screened at the Berlinale Special 2017 section.

Screening times:

Sat Feb 11 / 15:00 / Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Sun Feb 12 / 18:00 / Cubix 8
Thu Feb 16 / 18:00 / Cubix 8

The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov

Director: Askold Kurov
World Premiere: February 11th, 2017 

The film follows the trial of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, arrested by the Russian security service at his home in Crimea for his pro-Ukrainian sentiments. Despite insufficient evidence, Oleg was sentenced to 20 years in prison on contrived charges. The notorious case inspired protests all over the world. The European Film Academy became one of the main backers of the campaign for Oleg’s freedom. This is an absurd and frightening Kafkaesque story about how anyone can become a victim of the soulless state machine. It is a portrait of both Oleg and of the colossus he is opposing. 

Cinematographer: Askold Kurov
Sound design: Oleg Mikhailyuta
Music by: Sorin Apostol
Editors: Michał Leszczyłowski, Evgeny Zaozernykh
Producers: Max Tuula, Maria Gavrilova
Co-producers: Dariusz Jabłoński, Izabela Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska, Alena Müllerová, Jiří Vlach, Jan Makalouš, Olga Zhurzhenko
Produced by: Marx Film (Estonia), Message Film (Poland), Česká televise (Czech Republic)

75 min / HD / 16:9 / stereo

Contact
Marx Film
Max Tuula
Phone: +37253040483, +16175734312
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TRAILER

Estonian Film Institute at EFM

Estonian Film Institute will be attending the European Film Market from 9-16th of February. As always, the stand is located at Martin Gropius Bau, G12.

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Market screenings for Estonian films: 

The Dissidents
Thu Feb 9th / 15:30 / dffb-Kino
Mon Feb 13th / 18:45 / dffb-Kino

Pretenders
Thu Feb 10th / 11:30 / CinemaxX 19

The Dissidents
Director Jaak Kilmi
90 min / DCP / 2.39:1 / 5.1

EFM screenings:
09.02. / 15:30 / dffb-Kino
13.02. / 18:45 / dffb-Kino 

Fast-paced action comedy The Dissidents takes us back to the 1980s. Three young guys flee the Soviet Union to the West, to get to live an awesome life just as they’ve seen in Miami Vice and Knight Rider. At first the Swedes welcome them as real heroes, who broke through the Iron Curtain, but soon they're regarded as just another tedious immigrants. To put food on the table, they have to do something as lame as... work! But the boys are no quitters, so they come up with new crazy plans that should guarantee success in the Western world.

Sales contact:
Eyewell AB
Michael Werner
Phone: +46 70 733 28 55
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www.eyewell.se

Festival contact:
Sigrid Saag / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pretenders
Director: Vallo Toomla
102 min / DCP / 2.39:1 / Dolby Stereo 

EFM screening:
10.02. / 11:00 / CinemaxX 19

After a heavy decision, Anna and Juhan are unable to move on with their lives. They take time off at their friends’ fancy summer house and once there, are forced to offer shelter to another couple caught in the storm. The couple assumes that the house belongs to Anna and Juhan and they do nothing to correct the mistake. Instead, they seize their new roles and start taking their mutual bitterness out on the strangers. Pretenders is a psychological drama about the truths and illusions of a relationship.

Sales and festival contact:
Wide
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www.widemanagement.com

November
Director: Rainer Sarnet
120 min / DCP / 1.85:1 / Digital SR

The film is based on the Estonian bestselling novel Rehepapp by Andrus Kivirähk. The story is a mixture of magic, black humor and romantic love. In a pagan village where werewolves, the plague, and our ancestral spirits roam, lives a young farm girl named Liina. She is hopelessly in love with village boy Hans and lives out her desperate longing as a werewolf, running after her beloved, ready to die in the name of love. The main problem for the villagers is how to survive the cold, hard winter and, for that, neither stealing nor cheating nor losing one’s soul is taboo. Where does love fit into this world of pragmatism where anything goes?

Estonian pagan and European Christian mythologies come together in this film. Both mythologies look for a miracle, for an ancient force that gives one a soul.

Contact:
Homeless Bob Production
Phone: +372 5667 7855
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www.homelessbob.ee

The Confession
Director: Zaza Urushadze
90 min / DCP / 2.39:1 / 5.1

Priest Giorgi, a former film director, is sent to serve the small parish in the mountain village. To bring villagers closer to the church he starts showing films there. After the screening of the first picture Some Like It Hot the audience implies that the local music teacher Lili looks exactly like Marilyn Monroe. After meeting Lili, Father Giorgi’s balance between cleric and secular world starts to quiver – the woman is extremely sexy and the temptation is difficult to resist.

Sales and Festivals:
Picture Tree International
Phone: +49 (0) 30 4208 248 0
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www.picturetree-international.com


Representatives of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and its sub-festival, children's and youth film festival Just FilmIndustry@Tallinn and Baltic Event will attend the 67th Berlin Film Festival and EFM.

Let's meet and make plans for the year ahead!

WHO'S THERE

Tiina Lokk
Director and Programme Director of Black Nights Film Festival
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+372 509 1689

In Berlin: 9-14 Feb

Marge Liiske
Head of Industry@Tallinn and
Baltic Event
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In Berlin: 10-14 Feb

Sten Saluveer
Head of Development &
Special Projects of Industry@Tallinn>
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+372 516 5242

In Berlin: 6-16 Feb

Mikk Granström
Director and Head of Programme of Just Film
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In Berlin: 9-16 Feb

Maarit Männama
Programme Co-ordinator of Just Film
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In Berlin: 9-16 Feb

Triin Tramberg
Programme Coordinator of
Black Nights Film Festival
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In Berlin: 9-14 Feb

Hannes Aava
Press Officer/ Programmer of
Black Nights Film Festival
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+37255529211

In Berlin: 9-17 Feb

Hedi Mardisoo
Head of Marketing of
Black Nights Film Festival
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In Berlin: 9-17 Feb

Igor Gouskov
Programmer of
Black Nights Film Festival

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+336 2397 1810
In Berlin: 9-17 Feb

Xavier Garcia Puerto
Programmer of
Black Nights Film Festival
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In Berlin: 9-16 Feb

Cristoph Gröner
Programmer of
Black Nights Film Festival
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In Berlin: 8-16 Feb

John Badalu
Programmer of
Black Nights Film Festival
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In Berlin: 8-16 Feb

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