Nearly 18 years after the events at the Dubrovka Theatre Centre, Natalia comes to Moscow from her quiet monastic life. Having received a blessing, she brings together the former hostages of the musical show “Nord-Ost” to hold a memorial evening of the tragedy, whose victims they became on 23-26 October 2002. Recreating the details and chronology of events, Natalia plunges into terrible details of her personal story, her fatal mistake, which crossed out her life. Together with other participants of the event and overcoming a post-traumatic syndrome, she must go again through this emotional experience.
Armed with only one word - Tenet - and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
The documentary project The Term was conceived in May 2012. When the directing trio commenced mapping the Russian sociopolitical landscape, Vladimir Putin had just settled into the Kremlin for his third term. The original experimental format of “documentary bulletins,” which were published daily online, allowed for wide-ranging content; in the feature film version, however, the filmmakers focused solely on the members of various opposition groups. Nevertheless, the work’s neutral position remains and viewers have to interpret the objectively presented situations for themselves. The main characteristics of this strongly authentic movie include close contact with the protagonists, precise editing, and an effectively controlled release of information.
An animated adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's classic short story about an office worker (Cillian Murphy) who saves all his money to buy a new coat in time for Christmas, only to have fate take a ghostly hand.
“Lotte and Moonstone Secret” is a full length animation film about the adventures of the joyful dog girl Lotte and her friends in search for the mysterious Moonstone. In their exciting journey Lotte and Klaus meet many extraordinary characters, and each of these encounters teach Lotte something new about life.
Directed by: Heiki Ernits, Janno Põldma
He fought in Afghanistan and went missing in action there. 21 years later he returns to Estonia to attend his father’s funeral. Estranged from the Western society and converted to Islam, his only bond to life there is the memory of his daughter, Angel, whose crying he believes he once, long ago, heard on the telephone. Ever since he has been writing letters to her into his dog-eared notebook. The town that used to be his home and where he begins to look for his daughter and his wife now feels like a ghostly and alien place. Slender young women dictate its life and rhythm, yet something has gone hopelessly astray in their lives. When the man whom they thought for years to be dead arrives, the women see him as someone who could resolve their troubles.
Cast: Tõnu Oja, Tiina Tauraite, Ragne Pekarev, Mirtel Pohla, Katariina Lauk
Directed by Sulev Keedus
Scriptwriter: Sulev Keedus
A business executive lays off hundreds of harbor workers after they go on strike. He and his wife plan to escape the stress by taking an Italian vacation. On the evening before the trip, one of the fired workers, dressed in an orange harbor worker safety jacket, slips into their home. Although his immediate actions reveal a murderous intent, revenge is only the initial step.
The director Elmo Nüganen has created a feature film about the events of war in Estonia in 1944. The action of "1944" spans from the Battle of Tannenberg Line in July to the occupation of the Sõrve peninsula by the Red Army at the end of November. The war is depicted through the eyes of Estonians fighting on either side, in the German army and in the Red Army.
The film DAWN heralds a morally confused world in the recent past – the Soviet era, when adults and children alike lost their bearings in the name of so-called ideals. Son betrayed father; father betrayed son.
Unfortunately DAWN is not only about the past, as the desire of totalitarian regimes to turn people into dull cogs-in-machines seems eternal – limited neither by time nor space.
Film in Latvian with subtitles in English.