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Sitting Tenant (2016)

Original title (in Estonian): "Sundüürnik"

Students film Duration 21:53

Maria lost her home because of the new property reform at the beginning of 90s. Her home had all of the sudden new owners and Maria ́s family had become sitting tenants. The new house owner wanted to get rid of the tenants, he started to take steps to make it happen by taking away basic living conditions. The way Maria had to leave her home still haunts her, there are unlikable memories connected to the owner.
She returns to her childhood home to find a reconciliation with the owner who terrorized her family.

Director: Maria Aua

Keywords: forgiving | kodu kaotamine | childhood memories | childhood trauma | ownership issues | forced situation | Estonia that has regained independence | tenant | View all »

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Production Firm(s) TLÜ Balti filmi, meedia, kunstide ja kommunikatsiooni instituudi (BFM) audiovisuaalse meedia õppekava
Film Category Students film, Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 21:53


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Producer Maria Aua
Director Maria Aua
Cinematographer Maria Aua | Epp Kubu
Sound Designer Aleksandra Koel
Editor Moonika Põdersalu

Partners and Sponsors

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