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Atop a mountain (2016)

Original title (in Estonian): "Mäel"

Students film | Drama Duration 17:13

On a early spring night, Maria understands that she is breaking out from her cold-hearted cocoon. Initially, Maria sees only hope in vodka. But this time there comes another lonely sould, Georgi, with whom she stoles her last vodka and makes a great step towards a better life.
Somehow, Maria is confronted with a world, where money is not the game and your masks are torn away. In this new world Maria finds a way to turn everything around. Elderly neighbourghs find out that Maria and her car have gone missing. And they think there is a more criminal meaning this.

Director: Ulrike Brett Uukkivi

Keywords: middle-aged woman | adjusting | dumping ground | looking for the way out | View all »

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Production Firm(s) TLÜ Balti filmi, meedia, kunstide ja kommunikatsiooni instituudi (BFM) filmikunsti õppekava
Film Category Students film, Short
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 17:13


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Producer Joonas Mattias Sarapuu
Director Ulrike Brett Uukkivi
Screenwriter Anne-Maarja Olei
Cinematographer Erik Õunapuu
Art Director Janis Rižovs
Composer Kaspar Tambur | Jonas Kaarnamets
Sound Designer Liisa Taul
Editor Anna Maistrenko
Writer of Adapted Work Elvira Mihhailova

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