In December, Estonian film days, ESTilo nórdico, are taking place for the third time in Filmoteca Española's art-house cinema Cine Doré in Madrid. This year, the 5-day festival is dedicated to the centenary of the Republic of Estonia and will bring a wide variety of Estonian films to the Spanish public. None of the films have been shown in Spain before.
The opening screening of ESTilo nórdico on December 4 is the EV100 historical drama The Little Comrade that has won prizes in South-Korea, Germany and the UK. Kadri Kõusaare's Oscar-nominated crime thriller Mother will screen on December 5. The directors Moonika Siimets and Kadri Kõusaar will attend the screenings.
After the publication of the Spanish edition of his novel, The Man Who Spoke Snakish, the introduction into the work of the writer Andrus Kivirähk continues with the Spanish premiere of November by Rainer Sarnet. The Spanish audience will also be able to get acquainted with the Estonia's modern film classic and a prize winner at the 2007 Venice Film Festival, Autumn Ball directed by Veiko Õunpuu. The closing screening on December 27 is The Days That Confused by Triin Ruumet, a reflection of the 90s youth aimless search. All of the films are accompanied with Spanish subtitles. Many of the filmmakers will attend the screenings.
The film programme is part of the Republic of Estonia's 100 international programme and also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the publication of Friedebert Tuglas' Journey to Spain that created the first cultural bridge between the two countries. ESTilo nórdico is the only regular Estonian culture event in Spain.
The Film Days are organised by the Estonian Institute together with the Estonian Film Institute and Filmoteca Española. Sponsored by EV100 and the Estonian Embassy in Madrid.
“ESTilo nórdico” trailer.