Evening films


Wednesday, 12 April - 19:00
  Festival opening

Lost and Found – Six Glances at a Generation / Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Romania 2005 / 100 min
Dir: Stefan Arsenijeviè, Nadezhda Koseva, Mait Laas, Kornél Mundruczó, Cristian Mungiu, Jasmila Zbanich

Six filmmakers from the former Eastern Bloc got together to make a film comprising segments based on the theme "generations". Although each of the five stories (animated micro-etudes by Estonian form the sixth) is chiefly about young people, other themes include intergenerational confrontation and the state of the country in which the story is set. The Bulgarian director points to the extent to which her country continues to uphold tradition (The Ritual); the Romanian film demonstrates how deeply rooted bribery is in the country (Turkey Girl); the testimony of two little girls from different areas of Mostar, marked by the recent war, raises the issue of possible peaceful understanding in the future (Birthday); the Hungarian episode has psychoanalytical undertones (Shortlasting Silence), and the whole project is rounded off with an amusing tale about a temperamental female tram driver from Belgrade (Fabulous Vera).
In Bulgarian, Estonian, Hungarian, Romanian, Sebro-Croatian, with Estonian, English and Russian subtitles. 



Thursday, 13 April - 17:00 

Dear Wendy / Denmark 2005 / 105 min
Dir: Thomas Vinterberg, cast: Jamie Bell, Bill Pullman, Michel Angarano

A story about the young loner Dick who lives in the poor mining town of Estherslope. When he happens upon a small handgun one day, he finds himself strangely drawn to it, despite his fervent pacifist views. Together with his newfound partner he soon convinces the other young outcasts in the town to join him in a secret club he calls The Dandies. A club based on the principals of pacifism and guns. Despite their firm belief in the most important Dandy rule of all - never draw your weapons - they soon find themselves in a predicament where they realise that rules are made to be broken.
In English, with Estonian and Russian subtitles. 


Thursday, 13 April - 21:00

Frozen Land
/ Paha maa / Finland 2005 / 130 min
Dir: Aku Louhimies, cast: Jasper Pääkkönen, Mikko Leppilampi, Petteri Summanen

How many people can say that they will rise to the occasion even in the worst situations? A man looses his job and releases a stream of events where all the characters’ abilities to adjust and make the best of it is tested. On the backdrop of the bleak northern days the unemployment, alcoholism, depression and drug addiction drives them into desperate actions. 
In Finnish, with Estonian and Russian subtitles.



Friday, 14 April - 17:00


Sophie Scholl - The Last Days
/ "Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage" / Germany 2005 / 117 min
Dir: Marc Rothemund, cast: Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Alexander Held

Munich, 1943: Sophie and Hans Scholl are members of the "Weiße Rose" (White Rose), a resistance group against the Nazi regime. When the siblings lay out fliers at the university, they are caught by the caretaker who calls the Gestapo. After their imprisonment, they are interrogated for days. In the beginning, Sophie manages to bluff the questioning official Robert Mohr, but Hans finally confesses everything. Now Sophie vindicates her ideals, but also tries to protect the other group members. On February 22nd, the Scholls and their aide Christoph Probst are accused of high treason and sentenced to death. As the execution tooks place the same day, Sophie has to take leave of her family...
In German, with Estonian and Russian subtitles.

 

Dear Wendy / Denmark 2005 / 105 min
Dir: Thomas Vinterberg, cast: Jamie Bell, Bill Pullman, Michel Angarano

A story about the young loner Dick who lives in the poor mining town of Estherslope. When he happens upon a small handgun one day, he finds himself strangely drawn to it, despite his fervent pacifist views. Together with his newfound partner he soon convinces the other young outcasts in the town to join him in a secret club he calls The Dandies. A club based on the principals of pacifism and guns. Despite their firm belief in the most important Dandy rule of all - never draw your weapons - they soon find themselves in a predicament where they realise that rules are made to be broken.
In English, with Estonian and Russian subtitles. 


Thursday, 13 April - 21:00

Frozen Land
/ Paha maa / Finland 2005 / 130 min
Dir: Aku Louhimies, cast: Jasper Pääkkönen, Mikko Leppilampi, Petteri Summanen

How many people can say that they will rise to the occasion even in the worst situations? A man looses his job and releases a stream of events where all the characters’ abilities to adjust and make the best of it is tested. On the backdrop of the bleak northern days the unemployment, alcoholism, depression and drug addiction drives them into desperate actions. 
In Finnish, with Estonian and Russian subtitles.



Friday, 14 April - 17:00


Sophie Scholl - The Last Days
/ "Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage" / Germany 2005 / 117 min
Dir: Marc Rothemund, cast: Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Alexander Held

Munich, 1943: Sophie and Hans Scholl are members of the "Weiße Rose" (White Rose), a resistance group against the Nazi regime. When the siblings lay out fliers at the university, they are caught by the caretaker who calls the Gestapo. After their imprisonment, they are interrogated for days. In the beginning, Sophie manages to bluff the questioning official Robert Mohr, but Hans finally confesses everything. Now Sophie vindicates her ideals, but also tries to protect the other group members. On February 22nd, the Scholls and their aide Christoph Probst are accused of high treason and sentenced to death. As the execution tooks place the same day, Sophie has to take leave of her family...
In German, with Estonian and Russian subtitles.


Friday, 14 April - 21:00


Gabrielle / France-Italy 2005 / 90 min
Dir: Patrice Chéreau, cast: Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Claudia Coli

The opening shots mirror the first paragraphs of Joseph Conrad’s story, as the arrogant, bourgeois M. Hervey descends from a train into the teeming bustle of the city. While on his way home, he reflects on the sturdiness of his life: the success he has made of it, and the fortress of security he has built around himself. It is not long before his self-satisfaction is rudely shattered when he discovers a letter from his wife, Gabrielle, waiting for him on his sideboard. The contents of the message will crumble that security and plunge him into newfound feelings of vulnerability, abandonment and betrayal. Husband and wife find themselves engaged in a parry-and-thrust of emotions that change mid-sentence and stretch their ability to function and live in the same house.
In French, with Estonian and Russian subtitles.




Saturday, 15 April - 21:00

The Child / "L’enfant" / Belgium-France 2005 / 95 min
Dir: Jean Pierre ja Luc Dardenne, cast: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Fabrizio Rongione

Eighteen-year-old Sonia and the somewhat older Bruno have just had a baby. They have no place to go but it doesn’t seem to bother them: they are used to living from day to day. Bruno earns his keep through petty theft and the odd drug sale, but he seems to love Sonia and is perhaps even willing to take care of the child. But when Sonia sends him and junior on a walk, Bruno recalls a tempting offer from the previous day to sell the child. After thinking hard about it, he decides to do it. Receiving instructions by telephone, he takes his son to the door of an unknown apartment; soon he is counting an envelope full of money. He can’t understand why Sonia is so horrified: they can make another kid but they need money now. Only when he realizes that Sonia is adamant does he return to the scene of the crime to find junior. After waiting in a mysterious garage he locates his offspring – but has to pay double to get him back. How will Bruno, himself still a child, cope with all the trouble he’s gotten himself into?
In French, with Estonian and Russian subtitles.



Sunday, 15 April - 19:00 Festival closing
The Constant Gardener / Great Britain-Germany-USA 2005 / 128 min
Dir: Fernando Meirelles, cast: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé

In a remote area of Northern Kenya, the region’s most dedicated activist, the brilliant and passionate Tessa Quayle, has been found brutally murdered. Tessa’s travelling companion, a local doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. The members of the British High Commission assume that Tessa’s widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the matter to their discretion. They could not be more wrong… 
In German, Suahili and English, with Estonian and Russian subtitles.

 
   
 
 
 
 
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