The Little Comrade
In the midst of Stalinist tyranny, six-year-old Leelo’s mother is sent to a prison camp. Haunted by her mother’s last words telling her to be a good kid, Leelo vows to be on her best behaviour in the confusing grown-up world in the hope that it will bring her mother back.
Genre: family, historical drama
Director: Moonika Siimets
Scriptwriter: Moonika Siimets (based on novels “Comrade Kid and Grown-Ups” and “Velvet and Sawdust” of Estonia’s beloved children's author Leelo Tungal)
DOP: Rein Kotov
Art Director: Jaagup Roomet
Editor: Tambet Tasuja
Cast: Helena Maria Reisner, Eva Koldits, Tambet Tuisk, Juhan Ulfsak, Maria Klenskaja, Julia Aug (Russia)
Sound: Matis Rei
Producer: Riina Sildos
Production company: Amrion
Shooting location: Estonia
Shooting period: : August-November 2016; March-June 2017
Supported by: Estonian Film Institute and Creative Europe MEDIA Programme
100 min/ HD / DCP
„The Little Comrade“ was selected for the Berlinale Co-Production Market in 2016.
The film is made the frame of EV100 Programme dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
Estonian premiere: March 2018.