Again Estonian - Norwegian Filmclub

Ungari

(Every Tuesday after sunset)

After a long break, we continue our Estonian-Norwegian Filmclub at Szimpla Kertmozi (Kazinczy u. 14).


Since the spring is here, and days are really very looong, we've changed the starting time for the Tuesday's filmklub.

May 17, Tuesday, 20.40h:
Villmark (Dark Woods)
D: Pal Oie (Experimental horror, Norway 2003, 84 min)

    Plot:
The crew of the TV show "Real TV" with controlling boss Gunnar on the front line
will soon begin production of a reality show for which participants are selected
to survive in the wilderness. Gunnar has gathered a production team of four
people: The friends Lasse and Per, the Swedish girl Elin and a new girl Sara.
To test his new employees, Gunnar takes them to a log cabin where he used to
spend summers as a kid. The cabin is located far away from civilisation, hidden
in the dark, mysterious woods. The team has to make it through a weekend,
finding food that nature has to offer, and neither cellular phones nor
cigarettes are allowed. When Lasse and Per find a dead body in a lake near the
cottage, the group is being tested. Gunnar is suggesting that they should
continue the weekend without mentioning anything to Sara and Elin about what
they found. But soon the team experiences some escalating incidents which lead 
to paranoia, accusations and mistrust. (www.imdb.com)


The starting times may change a little bit because they depend on the time of sunset...
All the films are subtitled in English.
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Estonian and Norwegian Movies are presented in a rotation of two weeks. (We present an Estonian movie in a week, and then a Norwegian one on the next, etc...)


PROGRAM:

May 17, Tuesday, 20.40h:
Villmark (Dark Woods)
D: Pal Oie (Experimental horror, Norway 2003, 84 min)

    Plot:
The crew of the TV show "Real TV" with controlling boss Gunnar on the front line
will soon begin production of a reality show for which participants are selected
to survive in the wilderness. Gunnar has gathered a production team of four
people: The friends Lasse and Per, the Swedish girl Elin and a new girl Sara.
To test his new employees, Gunnar takes them to a log cabin where he used to
spend summers as a kid. The cabin is located far away from civilisation, hidden
in the dark, mysterious woods. The team has to make it through a weekend,
finding food that nature has to offer, and neither cellular phones nor
cigarettes are allowed. When Lasse and Per find a dead body in a lake near the
cottage, the group is being tested. Gunnar is suggesting that they should
continue the weekend without mentioning anything to Sara and Elin about what

they found. But soon the team experiences some escalating incidents which lead 
to paranoia, accusations and mistrust. (www.imdb.com)

May 10th, Tuesday:
(Estonian Puppet animation's Week)

20.30h: Kapsapea -- The Cabbage
D: Riho Unt

21:00h: Laud -- The Table
D: Jelena Girlin, Mari-Liis Bassovskaja

    Feminist, anti-marriage, syrrealist puppet show...

April 26, Tuesday: 20.00h

Den som frykter ulven (NO)
(Who's aftraid of wolfs)
D: Erich Hörtnagl
Thriller, 97 min, 2004

April 19, Tuesday. 20.00h
The Opiniator (EE)
D: Meelis MUHU, 54', documentary, 2003. VHS
The journalists write, the politicians tremble, the Estonians curse, and the
Russians despise and the secret service watches. All of this because of Esja
Sur, a 68 years old Russian citizen living in Estonia, spending her retirement
on organising protests, meetings and public demonstrations.
The story, unfolding in present day Estonia, presents the life and destiny of a
woman ever throwing herself into battle against someone or something. The hero
of the film is surrounded by colourful characters, absurd situation comedy and
a unique atmosphere of Eastern Viru county.

April 12, Tuesday, 19.30h
Mors Elling (NO)
It's based on the same novel as
the "Elling" that we saw two weeks ago, yet it is a completely different film,
dealing with an earlier period in Elling's life: when his mom was still alive.
I think everyone who saw the "Elling" would find it quite interesting to
compare the two totally different interpretations of the same novel. For those
who didn't see the previous version, it'd probably look like a good film on its
own as well.

April 5, Tuesday, 19.30h
Fear (Hirm) (EE)

D: Anri Rulkov, 2004 (VHS)
Devil in the Sauna (Kurat tuleb sauna) (EE)
D: Andres Maimik, 2004 (VHS)
April 5, 19.30h
Fear (Hirm) (EE)

D: Anri Rulkov, 2004 (VHS)
Devil in the Sauna (Kurat tuleb sauna) (EE)
D: Andres Maimik, 2004 (VHS)

March 29
18.30h Elling (NO)

D: Peter Naess, 2001 comedy, 89 min 40-year-old Elling--a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution when his mother--who has sheltered him his entire life, dies. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin, also in his 40s. After two years, the men are released and provided with a state-funded apartment with the hope they will be able to live on their own. Initially, the simple act of going around the corner for groceries is a challenge, but through a friendship born of desperate dependence, the skittish Elling and the boisterous Kjell discover they cannot only survive on the outside, they can thrive. As their courage grows, the two find oddball ways to cope with society, striking up the most peculiar friendships in the most unlikely places...

March 22 EE
18.30h Ferdinand

D: Andri Luup, 2002 drama, 28 min Thanks to his routinful job, bus driver Ferdinand has lost his mind and his direction in life. The depressed driver makes one mistake after another. Finally he ends up in a situation, which causes the police to start following him. As he’s followed by the police and his own grazy visions, he wanders about in the city, trying to find a way back to normal. That journey makes him feel stronger and more confident despite it’s conflict with law.

19.00h For Aesthetic Reasons

D: Marko Raat dokfilm, 28 min - Hello, my name is Andres Kurg. Could I talk to the ambassador, please? - But what is the problem? - There is one question. I am an art historian and I like very much Danish modern archidecture. And I would like to stay in Denmark. I’d like to know what I should do for that?... How does the Danish society react if a person wants to stay in the country but his motives are primarily aesthetic?

March 15 NO 18.30h
Kvinnen i mitt liv
D: Alexander Eik Romance / Comedy, 93 min

Jakob is an imigration legislative. He changes girlfriends like he changes his socks and is less than responsible when it comes to being there for his family. But all this changes when he meets the charming (and hot!) doctor Nina. Now he must decide if he will give up his carefree, superficial life to be with the woman he loves.

March 8 EE 18.00h
An Affair of Honor

D: Valentin Kuik, 1999 drama, 76 min

The hero of the film, based on the story by Vladimir Nabokov, calls out his wife’s lover to duel. The challenge is accepted and suddenly everything takes a very serious turn – neither of the participants can withdraw without losing one’s honor and dignity. It is not easy to fight a duel these days. You try to follow all the requirements for buying a gun, learn to shoot, find a place for the duel and a doctor – all this in one week. The hero preparing for the duel, his fears and inconstancy are the plot of this film that contrary to all expectations ends almost happily.

March 1 NO 18.00h
Svidd neger

D: Erik Smith Meyer, 2003 black humour, 87 min.

Anna lives with her father Karl someplace in the outskirts of northern Norway. Karl killed his ex-wife and threw her newborn coloured child into the sea when he discovered that she obviusly had been unfaithfull. Now Karl is beeing haunted by her ghost and is developing a serious drinking problem. Anna is looking for the love of her life, but there aren't many bachelors around - until they discovers another small family on the other side of the mountain. They meet a semi-alcoholized widow on Karl's age, her son Peder, and her black adopted son, Kjell, that arrived from the sea on a piece of wood.

Február 22: 18.00h
Revolution of Pigs (Disznók forradalma)
D: Jaak Kilmi
Film info: www.sigaderevolutsioon.ee vagy www.imdb.com