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Little Comrade, The

English title: Little Comrade, The
Original title: Seltsimees laps
German title: Kleine Genossin, Die
Estonia, 2018

Director: Siimets, Moonika
Production company: Riina Sildos, Amrion Production
Length: 100 min.
Film genre: Feature film

It is 1950 in the Soviet Estonia and the Stalinist terror machine works at full steam – 6-year-old Leelo’s mother is arrested in front of her eyes. “If you’re a good kid, I’ll be back soon,” are her mother’s last words as she is taken away at gunpoint. So Leelo tries to do her best, yet the promise doesn't come true… The confusion only grows, as “good” and “bad” no longer seem to hold any meaning in these troubled times.

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The film is made within the framework of the programme dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia and its screenplay is based on autobiographical novels “Comrade Kid and Grown-Ups” and “Velvet and Sawdust” written by Estonia’s beloved children's author Leelo Tungal.

Riga IFF 2018, Nordic Filmdays Lubeck 2018 (awarded)

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