The Little Comrade

Moonika Siimets
99 min
Estonia, Russian

The Little Comrade

Originaltitel: Seltsimees lap

Lovingly affecting and visually engaging in Moonika Siimet’s debut about a girl in young Soviet Estonia. In the midst of the Stalinist tyranny, six-year-old Leelo’s mother is sent to a Soviet labor camp. “If you’re a good kid, I’ll be back soon,” are her mother’s last words. With these words fresh in memory and with the feeling that what happened is her fault, Leelo struggles to adapt to the new confusing reality and to be – come a good comrade hoping that it will bring her mother back. Well acclaimed by both audiences and critics, ’The Little Comrade’ offers a delicate historical portrait that never turns from the child’s perspective.

Cast: Helena-Maria Reisner, Tambet Tuisk, Eva Koldits, Liina Vahtrik, Juhan Ulfsak, Lembit Peterson, Maria Klenskaja Producert: Riina Sildos Screenplay: Moonika Siimets Genre: Drama, History

Photo: Eyewell/Amrion | Text: Josef Kullengård

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