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Who am I Smiling For? (2023)

Original title: Kellele ma naeratan?

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Documentary Duration 60:00

Who am I Smiling For?

Oliver is a 12-year-old boy whose mother, Mari has stage IV cancer, and together they are preparing for her death. Mari tries to show Oliver how to fly around as a spirit, how to talk to her when she’s an angel in the sky or how they will play football together even after she has passed away. At the same time, Mari must fight for her daughter’s custody, to have a chance to see her before she dies. In the midst of it stands Oliver, whose main wish is that he could simply live happily forever together with his mother ...

Director: Eeva Mägi

Keywords: mother's death | family relationships | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm
Film Category Documentary
Duration 60:00


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Producer Kristofer Piir
Co-producer Dora Nedeczky
Director Eeva Mägi
Screenwriter Eeva Mägi
Cinematographer Sten-Johan Lill
Composer Tanel Kadalipp
Sound Designer Ranno Tislar
Editor Kersti Miilen | Jette-Krõõt Keedus

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 04.11.2023, Baltic Premiere, PÖFF: Just Film, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, PÖFF: Just Film - Children’s and Youth Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2023, Programmes: Children's Rights Programme; Doc@Just

Partners and Sponsors

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