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A Wish Upon A Satellite (2021)

Original title: Laika

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Feature film | Family Duration 16:40

A Wish Upon A Satellite

A short film about a little boy, OTTO, whose parents had promised him a dog for his tenth birthday - before they suddenly passed away. When Otto sees a falling star the evening before his birthday, he wishes upon it one more time, but realises then that the bright object is falling into the forest behind his grandma's house. When the hatch of the vehicle opens, a little dog exits with the name Laika engraved on his collar. But knowing that his grandma is wary of dogs, the worried child stays in the forest with the dog. They are located ...

Director: Leeni Linna

Keywords: providing first aid | yearning | dog | cosmonaut | spaceship | laika | grandchild | nature by the sea from a bird's eye view | forest farm | orphan | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Revolver Film
Film Category Feature film, Short
Genre Family
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 16:40


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Producer Karin Reinberg | Merja Ritola
Director Leeni Linna
Screenwriter Leana Jalukse | Leeni Linna
Cinematographer Daniel Lindholm
Production Desinger Taivi Lippmaa
Costume Designer Maarja Vardja
Composer Janek Murd
Sound Designer Markus Andreas | Tiina Andreas
Editor Jussi Rautaniemi


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Anne Reemann - Grandmother | Andres Raag - Policeman Andres Tuulik | Mart Toome - Policeman Mait Sibul | Ursula Ratasepp-Oja - Ambulance Doctor

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 16.11.2021, World premiere, PÖFF Shorts, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, PÖFF Shorts (Tallinn, Tartu; Estonia), 2021, Programme: Shorts National Competition 1

Partners and Sponsors

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