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Lullaby (2021)

Original title in Estonian: Hällilaul

Students film | Thriller Duration 18:30

Inspired by a tragedy that happened in Finland in 2020, HÄLLILAUL is a story about mentally ill Laura, who loses custody of her 4-year-old daughter Klaara. This drives Laura to “kidnap” Klaara from the kindergarten. When father, Sander, realizes what has happened, he hurries to Laura’s house. Knowing that Laura has abused Klaara before, Sander tries to get the child out of the house. However, his actions only push Laura deeper and deeper into her delusions and finally drive her onto the verge of killing Klaara.

Director: Ville Niemi

Keywords: custody | crime | lapserööv | parents | nursery school | panic | police | retrospect | little girl | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) TLÜ Balti filmi, meedia ja kunstide instituudi (BFM) audiovisuaalse meedia õppekava
Film Category Students film, Short
Genre Thriller
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 18:30


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Producer Külli Kaljulind | Ville Niemi
Director Ville Niemi
Screenwriter Ville Niemi
Cinematographer Miika Ekström
Art Director Hanna-Christina Laupmaa
Costume Designer Ella Puoliväli
Composer Phillip Martin Shulsky
Sound Designer Phillip Martin Shulsky

Partners and Sponsors

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