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Une Estonienne à Paris

 

Anne leaves Estonia to come to Paris and care for Frida, an elderly Estonian lady who emigrated to France long ago. Anne soon realizes that she is not wanted. All Frida wants from life is the attention of Stéphane, her younger lover from years ago. Stéphane, however, is desperate for Anne to stay and look after Frida, even against the old lady's will.
In this conflict of strangers, Anne finds her own way…

World premiere: August 4, 2012, Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland
Estonian premiere: October 12, 2012
French premiere: December 26, 2012

Director: Ilmar Raag
Scriptwriters: Ilmar Raag, Agnes Feuvre, Lise Macheboeuf
Cinematographer: Laurent Brunet
Editor: Anne-Laure Guegan
Composer: Dez Mona
Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Laine Mägi, Patrick Pineau, Ita Ever, Piret Kalda, Ago Anderson, Roland Laos, Liis Lass, Tõnu Mikiver, Helle Kuningas, Helene Vannari
Producers: Riina Sildos, Miléna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto
Co-producer: Philippe Kauffmann
Production companies: Amrion (Estonia), TS Productions (France)
Co-production company: La Parti Production (Belgium)
World sales: Pyramide International
Language: French, Estonian
Shooting locations: Estonia, France
Supported by the Media Programme of the European Community, Estonian Film Foundation, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, CNC, Canal +, CineCinema, Uni Etoile 8, Cofimage, Communaute Francais de Belgique, RTBF

95 min, 35 mm, 1:1.85, Dolby Digital

Festivals and awards:

Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland, August 2012 - competition, Ecumenical Prize
Saint-Jean-de-Luz Young Film Directors Festival, France, October 2012 - Best Actress (Laine Mägi)
CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxembourg, October 2012
Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany, October-November 2012
Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad”, Belorussia, November 2012
Arras Film Festival, France, November 2012
Albi Film Festival, France, November 2012
Cinemania French Film Festival, Montreal, Canada, November 2012
Cinedays 2012, Skopje, Macedonia, November 2012 - official selection, "Blue Star" prize for the best script
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, November 2012 - competition programme EurAsia, Estonian competition Heave(i)n 25th Cannes Film Meetings, France, December 2012
Trieste Film Festival, Italy, January 2013
Mons International Love Film Festival, 2013
Vienna Francophone Film Festival, 2013
The Alliance Française French Film Festival, Australia, 2013