Selection of Estonian films at arthouse cinema in Madrid

On December 10-14 Estonian film days ‘ESTilo nórdico’ will be held in Madrid for the second time.

Family event

Within four days, the prestigious arthouse cinema Cine Doré presents Estonian films that have reached the Spanish audiences mostly at festivals only.

The opening movie of the film days, Ilmar Raag’s ‘A Lady in Paris’, commemorates Jeanne Moreau, who left us in 2017. That remained her last key role in cinema. Urmas E. Liiv’s ‘Ghost Mountaineer’ and Vallo Toomla’s ‘Pretenders’ bring out a new trend in Estonian cinema. At the heart of these films are the stories of a small circle of friends and the directors have added some features that are characteristic of genre and horror films. The last movie in the programme is Veiko Õunpuu’s ‘Free Range’, a playful and provocative story of creative people in pragmatic everyday situations.

‘Ghost Mountaineer’s’ actor Hanna Martinson will present the films and meet with the audience.

‘ESTilo nórdico’ is the only regular Estonian film event in the Spanish-speaking cultural space.

The film days are organized by the Estonian Institute in co-operation with Filmoteca Española and the Estonian Ministry of Culture’s programme Estonian Culture in the World, with the support of the Cultural Endowment’s audiovisual endowment, the Estonian Film Institute and the Embassy of Estonia in Madrid.

Film programme

December 10

A Lady in Paris (Una dama en París) 2012, 95 min
Frannce (TS Productions) / Estonia (Amrion)
Director Ilmar Raag

December 12

Ghost Mountaineer (El montañero fantasma) 2015, 103 min
Estonia (Kopli Kinokompanii)
Director Urmas E. Liiv

December 13

Pretenders (Los farsantes) 2016, 102 min
Director Vallo Toomla
Estonia (Amrion) / Lithuania (Studio Uljana Kim) / Latvia (Locomotive Productions)

December 14

Free Range 2013, 100 min
Director Veiko Õunapuu
Estonia (Homeless Bob)


‘ESTilo nórdico’ trailer

Karlo Funk


MTÜ Eesti Instituut

MTÜ Eesti Instituut levitab teadmisi Eesti ühiskonna ja kultuuri kohta. Peamised tegevused on Eestit tutvustavate trükiste väljaandmine ja näituste koostamine, eesti kultuurisündmuste korraldamine välismaal (eelkõige Soomes ja Ungaris), eesti keele ja kultuuri välisõppe korraldamine (rahvuskaaslaste programm), kultuuriportaali haldamine, infovahetus nii Eesti-siseselt kui ka suunaga välismaale. Instituudi tegevused on suunatud nii Eesti elanikele, siin viibivatele välismaalastele, väliseestlastele ja kokkuvõttes kõigile, kes Eesti maa, eesti keele ja kultuuri vastu huvi tunnevad. * The task of the Estonian Institute (established in 1989) is to spread information about Estonian society and culture in other countries, further cultural and educational links and organise the teaching of Estonian language and culture outside Estonia. Institute has published information booklets and periodicals about Estonia, compiled web pages, organised festivals, exhibitions, conferences and seminars, received journalists, researchers and lecturers, translators and writers, opened culture and information centres in other countries, granted scholarships. In order to make Estonia better known in the world, the Institute describes Estonia and its people in their entirety, emphasising the relations between different fields of society as they appear in everyday life. Culture is a phenomenon, created and carried by people regardless of their profession and age. The Institute does not thus limit its daily work with introducing literature, art, film, music and other fine arts, but spreads information also about Estonian education, economy, natural environment, social organisation and other areas of life, which all directly or indirectly shape Estonian culture, and therefore also the Estonians’ life.