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In the State of Limbo (2014)

Title in Estonian: PMR

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Documentary Duration 80:30

Transnistria is an internationally unrecognized state that has declared itself independent. It is located on the left bank of the Dniester on the territory of Moldova, next to Europe. While being located under the sphere of influence of its former "mother country" Moldova and even more being influenced by Russia, Transnistria attempts to form some kind of national identity for itself. Under the leadership of dictatorial president Igor Smirnov everything reminds of the golden era of propagandism in the Soviet Union. Charismatic leader has been building the country on the ruins of Soviet Union – the air castle exists only ...

Director: Meelis Muhu | Kristina Norman

Keywords: anniversary events | agitation | watermelon field | guard of honor | counting of the ballots | searches for identity | cult of personality | cemetery | belly dancer | demonstrations | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) In-Ruum
Film Category Documentary, Observation
Duration 80:30


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Producer Meelis Muhu
Director Meelis Muhu | Kristina Norman
Cinematographer Meelis Muhu
Sound Designer Kristina Norman
Editor Meelis Muhu | Julia Tomberg

First releases

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  • in cinema: 30.01.2014, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 02.02.2014, DocPoint 2014, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 01.02.2014, DocPoint 2014, Helsingi, Finland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (Finland), 2014
  • Participation, DocPoint Tallinn (Estonia), 2014
  • Participation, Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), 2014

Partners and Sponsors

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