Russian trace

stills
Schedule
24 April 19:30
26 April 19:40
GOODBYE, SOVIET UNION
HÜVASTI, NSVL

Director: LAURI RANDLA
FINLAND, ESTONIA
2020, 86'

Johannes is born into an eccentric family in the Estonian Soviet Republic. When his mother leaves for Finland, he’s left to be raised by his grandparents. He falls deeply in love with his classmate, Vera, takes risks, gets into fights, and gets punished… all the while, in the background, the Empire collapses. As the Lenins fall and the Barbie dolls take over, the crocodile Genas and the Moskvitches are forced to step aside, leaving the road to the West wide open!

Lauri Randla was born in 1981 in Tartu, USSR. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in film art from Aalto/ELO film school in Finland. His filmography to date consists of several short films, among them «Mausoleum» (2016), which has won several international awards including best foreign film at 2016 Toronto short film festival.

ScriptLAURI RANDLA
CameraELEN LOTMAN
ProducerPEETER URBLA,
MARK LWOFF,
MISHA JAARI
CastNIKLAS KOUZMITCHEV,
NIKA SAVOLAINEN,
ÜLLE KALJUSTE,
TÕNU OJA,
PÄÄRU OJA
ProductionEXITFILM,
BUFO
World salesOne Eyed Films,
oneeyedfilms.com

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