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The Wish Tree (2008)

Original title: Soovide puu

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Feature film | Comedy | Youth | Drama Duration 86:00

Liina comes to the city while hoping to find opportunities to start her own life there. To work as a cashier in the supermarket is definitely not Liina's dream job but she won't fit for those her relative Ave can offer her. Liina meets more and less strange people at her work and in the dormitory - and all of them have got wishes. Saara, Liina's neighbour, says that somewhere there is a tree of wishes - but how to recognize it among all other trees? And how can one realize what is the thing they wish the most? Liina ...

Director: Liina Paakspuu

Keywords: humiliation | naked man | car repair shop | bar | bar fight | father as drunkard | management training | casual sex | cashier | desire for easy life | View all »

Photos and Galleries (12)

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Videos (1)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Revolver Film
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Comedy, Youth, Drama
Subtitles English
Duration 86:00


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Producer Karin Reinberg
Co-producer Jüri Shestakov
Director Liina Paakspuu
Screenwriter Martin Algus
Cinematographer Mait Mäekivi
Production Desinger Mare Raidma | Kerstin Raidma
Costume Designer Kerstin Raidma
Composer Janek Murd
Sound Designer Tiina Andreas
Editor Jüri Shestakov
Content Editor Jüri Shestakov | Mattias Naan


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Mairit Meite - Pregnant waitress | Tanel Tamm - Alar | Ago Anderson - Owner of the striptease bar | Robert Šimuk - Rain | Hando Lukats - Drug addict 1 | Marko Mägi - Drug addict 2 | Akky - Drug addict 3 | Raimo Pass - Neighbour of the duty officer | Elina Reinold - Saara

First releases

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  • in cinema: 11.12.2008, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 01.01.2009, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Montreal World Film Festival (Canada), 2009, Section: Focus on World Cinema
  • Participation, Cairo International Film Festival (Egipt), 2009, Section: Festival of Festivals
  • Participation, Scanorama - Nordic Film Forum (Vilnius, Lithuania), 2009

Partners and Sponsors

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