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Family Lies (2016)

Original title: Perekonnavaled

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Feature film | Melodrama | Drama | Relationship drama Duration 85:00

The film is set in a town that has a professional symphony orchestra, managed by authoritarian and confident Paul Levald (Roman Baskin), who has conducted both the orchestra and his family affairs for years. Due to dramatic events, Paul’s son-in-law Egon Rei (Tambet Tuisk) must unexpectedly assume his duties. In addition to the baton, power and responsibility as well as the tensions in the orchestra, Egon inherits his father-in-law’s secrets and obligations from his complicated past. New lies are born out of old ones and, at some point, Egon realises that the revelation of truth might cause a real chaos.
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Director: Valentin Kuik | Manfred Vainokivi

Keywords: marriage | adultery | routine in marriage | spouses | alcoholism | alcoholic | ambition | love affair | lovers | depressive everyday life | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Filmivabrik
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Melodrama, Drama, Relationship drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English, Russian
Duration 85:00


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Producer Marju Lepp
Director Valentin Kuik | Manfred Vainokivi
Screenwriter Valentin Kuik
Cinematographer Manfred Vainokivi
Art Director Manfred Vainokivi
Costume Designer Anu Lensment
Sound Designer Mart Kessel-Otsa
Editor Kersti Miilen


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Anu Lamp - Reet | Laine Mägi - Rita | Ago Anderson - Arved | Alo Kõrve - Heiki | Inga Salurand - Ly | Sulev Teppart - Doctor | Paul Laasik - Electrician Eini | Hilje Murel - Nurse | Jelena Tarassenko

First releases

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  • in cinema: 01.03.2016, Cinema Apollo, Pärnu, Estonia
  • in cinema: 03.03.2016, Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (South Korea), 2016, Competition programme
  • Participation, International Film Festival Film by the Sea (Netherland), 2016
  • Participation, Cairo International Film Festival (Egipt), 2016, Programme: International Panorama

Partners and Sponsors

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