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Better Tomorrow (2013)

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Students film Duration 29:00

Six years after Finland opens up it's job market to new EU member states, a considerable number of Estonians have left their poorly paid jobs in Estonia in search of a better tomorrow in Finland. A bag that's always packed, a bed in an anonymous room, a kitchen that's used by countless people – these are lives on permanent standby. This is a story of a house near Helsinki, where ten Estonians live on the ground floor and Tomi, their employer, a Finn and a true Estophile, on the second. Tomi wonders why the Estonians don't do much with ...

Director: Liis Nimik

Keywords: temporary home | life abroad | immigrant | homesickness | feeling of home | cultural differences | kitchen | forest road | master | railway | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Alasti Kino
Film Category Students film, Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Finnish
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 29:00, 29:00


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Producer Liis Nimik
Director Liis Nimik
Screenwriter Liis Nimik
Cinematographer Heiko Sikka
Composer Argo Vals
Sound Designer Tarvo Schmeimann
Content Editor Kätlin Kaganovitš

First releases

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  • in cinema: 10.01.2013, Cinema Artis, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 16.01.2013, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia), 2013, Programme: New Estonian Docs
  • Participation, Blue Sea Film Festival (Rauma, Finland), 2013, Category for Students
  • Participation, Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy (Finland), 2013

Partners and Sponsors

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