Film in the Focus: Ilmar Raag’s KLASS

“Revenge could never be a trump in promoting this film”

Ilmar_RaagThe Estonian film KLASS by Ilmar Raag surely asks for a broader explanation of the context. Shocked by the toughness of the story and its violent ending, people come out of the cinema realizing that a relevant story was told, but with no answer to their many questions. That’s how Ilmar Raag wanted it: there is no answer to the problem of teenagers trying to solve their situation by an outburst of mass violence. We can only question ourselves about such tragedies. Continue reading “Film in the Focus: Ilmar Raag’s KLASS”


“Those who search for cynicism in this film, will find nothing”

Martin_DuffyMartin Duffy’s SUMMER OF THE FLYING SAUCER is screened in almost every European festival. It’s hard to label this bizarre science fiction story about a flying saucer falling from the sky and a boy falling in love. Like in his debut THE BOY FROM MERCURY again Martin Duffy finds a shaky balance on the edge of magic and realism. ECFA Journal spoke with Martin about his films, about ‘being different’ and about choosing projects for kids. Continue reading “Martin Duffy’s SUMMER OF THE FLYING SAUCER”