Estonian Embassy together with Baltic View happy to announce the screening of Estonian feature film “The Little Comrade”, a debut feature by a female film director Moonika Siimets (2018, Estonia, 100′, in Estonian and Russian, English subtitles). Sunday, 17 March 3pm, followed by Q&A.
Helena Maria Reisner
Best feature film- UK Film Festival ( 2018),
Public Choice Award- Busan International Film Festival ( 2018), Locarno First Look ( 2017),
Berlinale Eurimage Jury award ( 2017).
One day, six-year-old Leelo’s school teacher mother is taken away by soldiers and the little girl has to find answers to a lot of questions on her own: why is the blue-black-white flag forbidden, what’s a traitor, why is a scary NKVD detective snooping around in their home and is being a Soviet Pioneer a thing of honor or shame? Through frequently tragicomic situations, Leelo tries to be as good a girl as she can in the two-faced, Stalinist world around her so that her mother will one day come back home.
Please note: It’s a family film and recommend age is from 8 Y.O.