Sputnik Kino in Berlin’s Neukölln district will host four days of the newest films from Estonian filmmakers, telling Estonian stories from the past right through to the present day. The Estonian Film Days (Estnisches Filmfest) will feature a range of films that will have recently screened at some of Europe’s most renowned and prestigious festivals including Filmfest Hamburg, DOK Leipzig, Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, FilmFestival Cottbus and the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg.
The Film Days give people outside of Estonia the opportunity to learn more about Estonian life and culture through cinema, with 8 films screening, in Estonian language with English or German subtitles. This international focus on Estonia is timely in that 2017 sees the country celebrating 100 years as a Republic, as well as holding the Presidency for the Council of the EU in 2017.
The opening film will be Pretenders at 8pm on Thursday night with special guest appearances and discussions accompanying the screening for the audience to enjoy. On Friday and Saturday nights there will be 2 screenings per night, at 7pm and 9pm and on Sunday the festival will close with 3 films at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm. View the programme here on the Sputnik Kino’s website.
The Estonian Film Days will be held from Thursday the16th of November to Sunday the 19th of November at Kino Sputnik in Berlin, Germany. The event is organised by Eesti Film Insituut.
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