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Scandinavian Silence (2019)

Original title: Skandinaavia vaikus

Feature film | Drama | Road movie Duration 75:00

Film in three parts, two characters and one obsession: to prevent the past from taking over...

Psychological drama with the elements of thriller tells about the reuniting of two characters. Through the winter landscape, they take a journey together that open up the reasons of a violent event that happened years ago. Unsolved past leads the characters to make a choice that will define their future.

Director: Martti Helde

Keywords: forgiving | driving a car | car ride | talking about one's life | ex-prisoner | self-analysis | condemnation | eternalness | incest | incest | View all »

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Videos (2)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Three Brothers
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama, Road movie
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 75:00


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Producer Elina Litvinova
Co-producer Michele Petin | Laurent Petin | Eric Vicente | Frederic de Goldschmidt
Director Martti Helde
Screenwriter Nathaniel Price | Martti Helde
Cinematographer Erik Põllumaa | Sten-Johan Lill
Art Director Anneli Arusaar
Costume Designer Anna-Liisa Liiver
Composer Mick Pedaja
Sound Designer Matis Rei
Editor Jaak Ollino jr


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Kaido Veermäe - Man in a diner | Katre Kaseleht - Woman in a diner | Mai Kallas - Cashier | Priit Kirsiste - Policeman | Danel Kitshard - Policeman

First releases

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  • in cinema: 28.03.2019, Apollo Cinema Solaris, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2020, Best Cinematographer (Erik Põllumaa; Sten-Johan Lill)
  • Award, European Film Festival (Lecce, Italy), 2020, Best Cinematography
  • Award, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czechia), 2019, Competition programme: East of the West - Europa Cinemas Label

Partners and Sponsors

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