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Paradise Behind the Fence (2017)

Original title: Lumi punasel lagedal

Documentary Duration 46:00

One of the biggest resorts with subtropical climate in Russia is Sochi. In 2014 there will be Winter Olympics. The president Putin has promised lots of snow for the games, no traffic jams and big investments. Austrian specialists already started planning big changes to the area. Do the small villages in the neighbourhood manage to stay alive and retain their everyday routine?

Director: Aljona Suržikova | Julia Iskhakova

Keywords: perceiving injustice | Estonian settlements | Estonian village in Abkhazia | Estonian village in Russia | Estonians abroad | Estonianhood | efforts to preserve Estonianhood | losing one's mother | horses | village residents | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Amrion, Mischief Films (Austria)
Film Category Documentary, Problem oriented
Text / Dialogue Russian, Estonian
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 46:00

First releases

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  • at other places: 27.08.2016 pre-screening, Estosadok 130 festivities, Sochi, Russia
  • on filmfestival: 28.01.2017, DocPoint Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, DocPoint Tallinn (Estonia), 2017
  • Participation, Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), 2017
  • Participation, Krakow Film Festival (Poland), 2017, Section: Focus on Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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