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The Overcoat (2017)

Original title in Estonian: Talvelugu

On the basis of "The Overcoat" by Nikolai Gogol

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Animation | Fairy Tale Duration 28:00

It’s Christmas eve in New York, 1932. Alexi, a large old Russian man, arrives home to find that his young granddaughter has decided to stay up late in the hopes of getting her present early from Santa. Feeling a bit homesick, he sits down with her in front of the open fire and they begin to talk. When she asks about Santa, Alexi gets her to close her eyes and gives her his big old coat as a “present”. But when she complains about the smell he starts telling a story… The story brings us back to the beautiful city ...

Director: Meelis Arulepp | Sean Mullen

Keywords: plea for help | aknast väljavaatamine | feeling of inferiority | official | officials | cry for help | losing a loved one | love story | being in love | commitment to a purpose | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Giant Animation (Ireland), A Film Eesti
Film Category Animation, Cartoon
Genre Fairy Tale
Text / Dialogue English, Russian
Dubbing Estonian
Duration 28:00


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Michael McElhatton - Petrovich (voice) | Sam Mcgovern - Fyodor (voice) | Fiona O'Shaughnessy - Anna (voice)

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 14.07.2018,World Premiere, Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland
  • in cinema: 27.09.2018, Estonian Premiere, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Galway Film Fleadh (Ireland), 2018, Programme: Irish Talent - New Shorts 6

Partners and Sponsors

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