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Olga (2013)

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Students film | Feature film | Drama Duration 15:00

Surreal prose poem and lyrical-grotesque tragicomedy about religion, identity, responsibility, hope and hopelessmess. Parking guard Olga spends her monotonous days around the cars shoveling snow. The only breath of fresh air in her life is another lonely soul, Joel, who is a gambling addict. At least there is someone whom Olga can take care of. When Olga's only friend Joel is drunk, he takes it out on her. Being exhausted from being lonely, Olga helplessly tries to communicate with her daughter, but it seems to be waste of time, the child won't listen to her mother. All attempts to seek ...

Director: Kaur Kokk

Keywords: helpfulness | mother-daughter relationship | dusk | Christmas time | symphathy | gambling addict | homelessness | shoveling snow | snowfall | with the touch of sadness | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Nafta Films, Alasti Kino
Film Category Students film, Short, Feature film, Short
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Subtitles English, Russian, Estonian
Duration 15:00

Crew

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Producer Esko Rips
Co-producer Kristjan Pütsep
Director Kaur Kokk
Screenwriter Kaur Kokk
Cinematographer Sten-Johan Lill
Art Director Tiiu-Ann Pello
Composer Filip Sijanec
Sound Designer Matis Rei
Editor Liis Nimik | Kaur Kokk

First releases

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  • in cinema: 23.01.2014, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Best of BFM - BOB (Tallinn, Estonia), 2015, Best Director: Kaur Kokk - for the life likeness attained through simplicity and naturalness
  • Award, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market (France), 2014, Jury Mention
  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2014, Short Feature Film of the Year

Partners and Sponsors

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