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The Polar Boy (2016)

Original title: Polaarpoiss

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Feature film | Youth | Drama Duration 97:00

Mattias has a dream to become a photography student of the Berlin Arts Academy. On the journey of following his calling, his dream is constantly put to a test after Mattias falls in love with a beautiful free spirit Hanna. Trying to win her heart, Mattias feels the need to prove Hanna, that he can be just as adventurous and unpredictable as she is. Breaking the law together with Hanna, Mattias risks everything dear to him, not knowing yet, that Hanna’s bold acts are only the symptoms of bipolar disorder. In the moment of jealousy, Mattias accidentally commits a crime ...

Director: Anu Aun

Keywords: love | bipolar disorder | exam | mother-son relationship | self-discoveries | suicide attempt | private house | photography | taking photos | boy taking photos | View all »

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Videos (1)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Luxfilm
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Youth, Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Voiceower Russian
Subtitles Estonian, Russian, English
Duration 97:00


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Producer Priit Pääsuke | Kaspar Kaljas
Director Anu Aun
Screenwriter Anu Aun
Cinematographer Heiko Sikka
Art Director Jaagup Roomet
Costume Designer Kristina Lõuk
Composer Sten Sheripov
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Editor Margo Siimon

First releases

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  • in cinema: 10.05.2016, Cinema Solaris, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 14.11.2016, International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, EFTA - National Estonian Film and Television Awards (Estonia), 2017, Best Set Designer - Jaagup Roomet
  • Nomination, International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg (Germany), 2016, Audience Award; Grand Newcomer Award
  • Nomination, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2016

Partners and Sponsors

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