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Love Is Blind (2013)

Original title: Kertu

Feature film | Drama | Romance Duration 93:26

The drama takes place in a small village, telling the story of 30-year-old Kertu whose whole life has been controlled by her father. Local people consider Kertu mentally unbalanced because of her modesty. The young woman gives it a try to change something in her life and sends a postcard to Villu - a handsome yet degraded village drunkard. Their unpredicable love story won't be accepted by their close ones and the fellow villagers.

Director: Ilmar Raag

Keywords: being forced to abort | breaking the windows | alcoholism | submissiveness | love | power of love | jealousy | falling in love | doctors | medical checkup | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Amrion
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama, Romance
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English, Estonian
Duration 93:26


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Producer Riina Sildos
Director Ilmar Raag
Screenwriter Ilmar Raag
Cinematographer Kristjan-Jaak Nuudi
Production Desinger Jaagup Roomet | Kristjan Suits
Costume Designer Anu Lensment
Composer Mari Pokinen | Horret Kuus
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Editor Tambet Tasuja


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Leila Säälik - Malle | Külliki Saldre - Anu | Peeter Tammearu - Jüri | Piret Laurimaa - Kaarin | Aarne Mägi - Mehis | Ene Järvis - Gynecologist | Helena Merzin - Maret | Helene Vannari - Helga | Jaanus Mehikas - Andres

First releases

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  • at other places: 8.10.2013, Kuressare City Theatre, Estonia
  • at other places: 9.10.2013, Theatre Endla, Pärnu, Estonia
  • in cinema: 10.10.2013, kino Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), 2013, Audience Prize of the Lübecker Nachrichten
  • Prize, Arras Film Festival (France), 2013, Audience Award
  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2013, Producer of the Year: Riina Sildos - for dedicated work in films Love Is Blind; Viru. Embassy of Freedom; A Lady in Paris

Partners and Sponsors

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