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by Kadri Kõusaar


This darkly comic, crime mystery set in small-town Estonia centers on Elsa, the full time caretaker of her comatose son, Lauri, and the locals, who are abuzz with rumors about who shot Lauri and why. But in this tight-knit town, where everyone seems to know everyone and everything except for what's right under their nose, the world's clumsiest crime may go unsolved.

international title: Mother
original title: Ema
country: Estonia
sales agent: Meteoriit
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Kadri Kõusaar
film run: 89'
release date: EE 8/01/2016
screenplay: Leana Jalukse, Al Wallcat
cast: Tiina Mälberg, Jaan Pehk, Andres Tabun
cinematography by: Jean-Noël Mustonen
film editing: Tambet Tasuja
costumes designer: Liisi Eelmaa
producer: Aet Laigu
production: Meteoriit


main awards/selection

Tribeca Film Festival 2016
Warsaw Film Festival 2016

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