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As Native Biz Blossoms, Estonian Producers Take High Initiatives to Cannes

Driving the excessive of a production-servicing growth, Estonia’s home business has likewise proven no indicators of slowing down. Right here’s a roundup of prime native productions within the pipeline, from producers who’re looking for worldwide companions in Cannes:

The Invisible Struggle
Director: Rainer Sarnet
Producers: Katrin Kissa, Homeless Bob Manufacturing (Estonia), Alise Gelze, White Image (Latvia), Amanda Livanou, Neda Movie (Greece), Helen Vinogradov, Helsinki-filmi (Finland)
Sarnet, whose fantasy-drama “November” performed at Tribeca in 2017, returns with a ‘70s-set kung-fu comedy a few guard on the Soviet-Chinese language border who, after surviving a lethal assault, decides to turn out to be a monk however should frequently show alongside the way in which that he’s able to turning into the enlightened man he got down to be.

Director: Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo
Producers: Ivo Felt (Estonia), Guntis Trekteris (Latvia)
The sophomore characteristic from Trishkina-Vanhatalo, whose debut “Take It or Go away It” was Estonia’s submission for the worldwide characteristic Oscar, follows the disappearance of a rebellious 15-year-old woman. Along with her grieving mom satisfied she has nothing left to lose, she wonders why she ought to cling to sanity when insanity provides an opportunity for reconciliation and love.

At Your Service
Director: German Golub
Producer: Stellar Movie (Estonia)
Produced by EFP Producer on the Transfer Evelin Penttilä and written by Livia Ulman and Andris Feldmanis (Cannes Gran Prix co-winner “Compartment No. 6”), this characteristic from Scholar Academy Award winner Golub tells the story of a younger mom and a police officer who finds herself in a predicament when deciding who to avoid wasting — her household, her profession, or herself.

Erik Stoneheart
Director: Ilmar Raag
Producer: Riina Sildos (Amrion Oü, Estonia)
Co-producers: Paul Thiltges Distributions (Luxembourg), Esse Manufacturing Home (Ukraine), Uljana Kim Studios (Lithuania), Helsinki-filmi Oy (Finland), Locomotive Productions (Latvia)
The household fantasy journey, additionally penned by Ulman and Feldmanis (“Compartment No. 6”), tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who units off on a fantastical journey to the In-Between-World to find if he really has a stone for a coronary heart.

Commander Pirx
Director: Margus Paju
Producer: Esko Rips, Andreas Kask (Nafta Movies)
Primarily based on the sci-fi assortment “Tales of Pirx the Pilot” by Polish writer Stanislaw Lem, the movie follows the commander of an experimental navy intelligence workforce who comes head to head with a brand new type of ethical choice: which of his subordinates are human and that are robots with human faces. That are buddies, that are enemies.

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