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Eyes of the Past (2024)

Students film | Thriller | Drama Duration 06:34

After a decade of incarceration, Josh struggles to adjust to the newfound freedom that the world outside prison offers him. While he finds employment at a motel, he is haunted by the ghosts of his past. Emma, a young, carefree traveler staying in the motel, crosses paths with Josh, igniting a series of events driven by passion, paranoia, fear, and the inescapable weight of regret and past memories.

Director: Polina Popova

Keywords: motell | murder | memories | sex | relationships | convict | feeling of guilt | 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, Drama
Text / Dialogue English
Duration 06:34


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Producer Jay Ngo
Director Polina Popova
Cinematographer Maarja-Marleen Rullinkoff
Production Desinger Gergana Dyankova
Costume Designer Mark Pervakov
Sound Designer Robins Tālivaldis Švarcs
Editor Polina Popova


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Otto Färm - Prison Officer | Jana Teus - Josh’s Ex-Wife

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Best of BFM - BOB (Tallinn, Estonia), 2024

Partners and Sponsors

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