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Between Covers (2018)

Original title: Hölma all

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Feature film | Drama Duration 98:00

Between Covers

In the snowy and secluded Estonian forest, Marti lives his life through routine. Haunted by his past bad judgement, he has become distant and lifeless. Kalev, an old local shopkeeper and a friend to Marti, tries convincing Marti to let go of the past and move on. Due to an unexpected event and Kalev`s persuasiveness Marti finds himself on the verge of a new beginning. After his routine trip to the shop, Marti finds a young woman Irene at his doorstep. Marti, although hesitant, invites her inside for a tea. It doesn’t take Marti long to realize Irene is not ...

Director: Siim Tamm

Keywords: heating the stove | car ride | analyzing life | rural life | inevitability of life | detachment | philosophizing | brushing teeth | breakfast | frozen lake | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Märka film
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 98:00


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Producer Tina Leonie Schepers
Co-producer David Gull
Director Siim Tamm
Screenwriter Siim Tamm
Cinematographer Felipe Corvello
Composer Tanel Paats
Sound Designer Jacopo Giulini
Editor Olaf Makaarov


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Andres Lepik - Kalev | Jaanika Arum - Irene

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 27.11.2018, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2018, Estonian Film Competition

Partners and Sponsors

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