Independence on the Big Screen

  • 2008-07-11
No, this is not about that film where aliens blew up the White House before being chased off by the American President, flying a fighter jet all by himself on the United States’ Independence Day. This is about how Estonian filmmakers have portrayed their country’s own struggle for independence on film. Space aliens not included. The first movie to be made in independent Estonia after August 1991 was Darkness in Tallinn (Tallinn pimeduses). Fittingly, it is set in the first days following Estonian independence. Perhaps less fittingly, it was directed by a Finn, Ilkka Jarvi-Laturi, who sa...
 
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