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14 Cases (2017)

Original title: 14 käänet

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Documentary Duration 83:00

14 Cases

The film is based on several parallel personal stories of Russian families.
During almost four years, the filmmakers observed Ksenija and Emilia who went to an Estonian kindergarten at the age of 5; 7th-grade pupil Mark who preferred Estonian school; and high-school student Vitali who went to study to St. Petersburg from Estonia. The film attempts to understand the problems that the children and their parents whose native language is Russian are dealing with - fears and hesitations, hopes and frustation, successes and failures, integration and isolation, language and identity. Regardless of being afraid of losing their identity, the protagonists ...

Director: Marianna Kaat

Keywords: senior high-school student | ambition | driving a car | car ride | Estonian language | education | identity | language barrier | language immersion | language problems | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Baltic Film Production
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Subtitles Estonian, Russian, English
Duration 83:00


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Producer Marianna Kaat
Director Marianna Kaat
Cinematographer Rein Kotov | Max Golomidov
Composer Frenetic Music Orchestra
Editor Kadri Kanter

Partners and Sponsors

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