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Don’t Cry (2023)

Original title in Estonian: Ära nuta

Students film | Thriller | Drama Duration 13:28

Don’t Cry

Mia is a young single mother that has to take her infant baby with her to a wedding after-party photography gig. At the party the baby gets taken, adding to the mother’s anxiety and panic.

Director: Akseli Leppänen

Keywords: baby | photography | hotel | children | party | wedding | stranger | night | single mother | 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 Short, Students film
Genre Thriller, Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 13:28


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Producer Britta Lunden
Director Akseli Leppänen
Screenwriter Akseli Leppänen
Cinematographer Franz Wendler
Production Desinger Anna Veisman
Costume Designer Emily Bruus
Sound Designer Varvara Karpova
Editor Yessine Youssef


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Leading roles

Festivals, awards, nominations

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

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