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PRODUCTION: Letters to Ingel in production

Martin Aadamsoo 2009-12-17

Art-house director Sulev Keedus is in production with his long awaited third feature, Letters to Ingel written in tandem with script partner, Estoniam literary savant Madis Kõiv.

The pair's previously co-scripted films include Somnambulance (2003) and Georgica (1998) which received the FIPRESCI award at the Stockholm Film Festival.

Shot mostly in Estonia, Letters to Ingel tells the story of Jeremia Juunas Kirotaja, a converted Muslim and Soviet Army deserter who was declared lost in action during the Soviet Union's Afghan War of the 80's. Kirotaja, on his way to attend his father's funeral back in Estonia, stops in a small-town stop where he is drawn into a chain of events beyond his control.

Produced by Kaie-Ene Rääk of F-Seitse, the film is budgeted at a reported 817,000 EUR, a mid-range cost for an Estonian feature, and is the production company's third feature. Keedus' two previous films were successful with art-house audience and on the festival circuit but failed to pick up signifant admissions. Letters to Ingel has a creative team that is largely identical to the previous two films.

Planned release date: Autumn 2010

Length: 110 min



Original title: Kirjad Inglile

Director: Sulev Keedus

Script: Madis Kõiv, Sulev Keedus

DoP: Raivo Kotov

Art department: Toomas Hõrak

Costume design: Elo Soode

Editing: Kaie-Ene Rääk

Original Score: Helena Tulve

Producer: Kaie-Ene Rääk

Principal cast:

Tõnu Oja

Katariina Lauk-Tamm

Mirtel Pohla

Tiina Tauraite

Rain Simmul

Elle Kull


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