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Buttered Cards, Shattered Hearts (2023)

Original title in Estonian: Sulavõim

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Students film | Comedy Duration 19:25

‘’Buttered Cards, Shattered Hearts" is an absurd comedy, which takes place in a world where the last cow has died and butter has become the new gold, for which people are ready to do anything. Hera's husband, Ramses however, does not understand the criticality of the situation and eats all their butter supply. Fearing that without butter they will have no place in the new world, Hera decides they must find more butter before it is too late. During the couple's journey through the labyrinth of the apartment building, it becomes more and more apparent in how critical situation the ...

Director: Franz Malmsten jr

Keywords: love | gambler | crisis situation | society | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) TLÜ Balti filmi, meedia ja kunstide instituudi (BFM) filmikunsti õppekava
Film Category Students film, Short
Genre Comedy
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 19:25


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Producer Triin Rennit
Director Franz Malmsten jr
Screenwriter Markus Jõeveer
Cinematographer Tõnu Tamm
Production Desinger Gete Tiirats | Kätleen Noormägi
Costume Designer Jörgen Terepson
Composer Timo Kiirend
Sound Designer Timo Kiirend
Editor Helari Saaremäe


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Tõnis Niinemets - Monsieur Libedik | Carmen Mikiver - Mamma Libedik | Tõnu Oja - Sad Man | Andres Puustusmaa - Manfred | Jan Uuspõld - Security guard

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2023
  • Award, Best of BFM - BOB (Tallinn, Estonia), 2024, Best Sound Design - Timo Kiirend, Best Supporting Actor - Tõnis Niinemets

Partners and Sponsors

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