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Priit Pääsuke’s second feature Kids of the Night enters production

Priit Pääsuke’s second feature Kids of the Night enters production

The Estonian helmer’s new film is a coming-of-age comedy starring Grete Konksi, Piret Krumm and Alice Siil in the leading roles  

08/08 | Production | Funding | Estonia

MIDPOINT Writers' Room focuses on the TV writing experience

MIDPOINT Writers' Room focuses on the TV writing experience

The new TV writing-focused programme aims to simulate the experience of an actual writers’ room, while TV Launch is expanding its partnerships with Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event  

06/08 | MIDPOINT 2019

Review: Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway

Review: Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway

Spain’s Miguel Llansó pays homage to the afrofuturism of Nollywood cinema with his extraordinary science-fiction satire on capitalism and the fear of artificial intelligence  

12/07 | NIFFF 2019

Miguel Llansó  • Director of Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway

Interview: Miguel Llansó • Director of Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway

"If the preference is for something successful, rather than something risky, then we have a problem as a species"

We chatted to Spanish director Miguel Llansó after he premiered his new feature Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway in Neuchâtel  

10/07 | NIFFF 2019

Ksenia Okhapkina  • Director of Immortal

Interview: Ksenia Okhapkina • Director of Immortal

"We adapt to our environment because we need to survive, it’s our instinct"

We have interviewed Russian filmmaker Ksenia Okhapkina, who has just won the Grand Prix in the Documentary Competition at Karlovy Vary with her Estonian-Latvian co-production Immortal  

06/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

Martti Helde  • Director of Scandinavian Silence

Interview: Martti Helde • Director of Scandinavian Silence

"If you have all the options, tools and creative choices in the world, it’s not really a creative process"

Estonian director Martti Helde discusses the challenges of making his sophomore effort, Scandinavian Silence, screening in Karlovy Vary’s East of the West competition  

04/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Review: Immortal

Review: Immortal

Russia’s Ksenia Okhapkina makes her feature-length debut with this Estonian-Latvian documentary filmed in a former Gulag labour camp in the Russian Arctic Circle  

03/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

Review: Scandinavian Silence

Review: Scandinavian Silence

Estonian filmmaker Martti Helde creates a brooding and multi-layered examination of a sibling relationship and the human desire to keep things suppressed  

01/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Review: My Father the Spy

Review: My Father the Spy

This compelling documentary by Gints Grube and Jaak Kilmi takes a look at the secret life of a Cold War double agent as his daughter sets out on a journey into the past  

11/06 | Sheffield Doc Fest 2019

Review: Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies

Review: Tõnu Kõrvits. Moorland Elegies

Marianne Kõrver's documentary about Estonia's titular famous contemporary music composer whisks us away on a journey to the soul of an artist  

04/06 | Krakow 2019