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A Lady in Paris (2012)

Original title: Eestlanna Pariisis

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Feature film | Drama Duration 95:00

Anne lives alone in her small town apartment in Estonia. She accepts a job offer to work as a caretaker for an Estonian expatriate Frida in Paris. Modest small-town Anne finds out that Frida is rich, moody, and liberal-minded woman of the world who has spent almost all her life in Paris. Frida is against the fact that she is being taken care of. What's more - she dislikes Estonians and pretends that she won't understand Estonian language. It seems that the two women have nothing in common. However, they have probably been brought together in order something would change ...

Director: Ilmar Raag

Keywords: forgiving | love | autumn of one's life | former lover | self-discovery | suicidal thoughts | caretaking | middle-aged woman | cafe | arrogance | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Amrion, TS Productions (France)
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Full length feature, Feature film
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, French
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 95:00


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

François Beukelaers - Maurice | Frédéric Epaud - Dominique | Corentin Lobet - Olivier | Claudia Tagbo - Caretaker | Laurence Masliah - Seller in the bakery | Ita Ever - Mare | Piret Kalda - Tiina | Ago Anderson - Toomas | Helle Kuningas - Lydia Tamm

First releases

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  • in cinema: 12.10.2012, Cinema Coca Cola Plaza,Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 4.08.2012, Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland
  • in cinema: 4.12.2012, Art-House Cinema "7 Parnassiens", Paris, France

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland), 2012, International Competition (Golden Leopard nominee), Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
  • Award, Festival des Jeunes Réalisateurs de Saint-Jean-de-Luz (France) , 2012, Best Actress: Laine Mägi
  • Award, CINEDAYS Festival of European Film (Skopje, Macedonia), 2012, Blue Star Award for the Best Script

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm