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The Snow Queen (2010)

Original title: Lumekuninganna

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Feature film | Drama | Romance Duration 95:00

A woman living in the ice castle coaxes a young boy to live with her. The boy is so enchanted by the beauty of the woman and the ice kingdom that he will soon forget about the real world. She hides her secret from the boy, not telling him the reason why she lives in cold. The romantic drama tells about the beginning of all-powerful love.
The visually fascinating "The Snow Queen" has been mostly filmed in an ice-cream storage building where a special film set was built. The ground was flooded with enormous amount of water that was ...

Director: Marko Raat

Keywords: despair | love | jealousy | drowning a car | construction workers | construction work | taking care of a sick person | ice | ice cutting | ice house | View all »

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Videos (1)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) F-Seitse, Pomor Film
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama, Romance
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 95:00


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Producer Kaie-Ene Rääk
Co-producer Knut Skoglund
Director Marko Raat
Screenwriter Marko Raat
Cinematographer Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen
Production Desinger Eva-Maria Gramakovski | Jack van Domburg
Costume Designer Aldo Järvsoo
Composer Sten Sheripov
Sound Designer Olger Bernadt | Horret Kuus
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk
Writer of Adapted Work Hans Christian Andersen


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Anni Kreem - Cleaning lady | Heino Seljamaa - Jasper's father | Liisa Ratassepp - Jasper's sister | Peeter Raudsepp - Coach | Janek Sarapson - Policeman | Kristo Viiding - Colleague | Külli Reinumägi - Woman at the Christmas party | Epp Eespäev - Woman in a hotel room | Regina Evert - Woman in a hotel room

First releases

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  • in cinema: 25.02.2010, Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 26.02.2010, Cinemas Cinamon and CCPlaza, Tallinn; Cinema Ekraa, Estonia
  • on television: 01.01.2011, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, KINOSHOCK - Open Film Festival for states of the CIS and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Anapa, Russia), 2010, Feature film competition - Best Actress: Helena Merzin
  • Award, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2010, Tridens Baltic Feature Film Competition - Petri Mutasen Elokuvakonepaja OY Award for the Best Cinematography: Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen
  • Award, Cape Town & Winelands International Film Festival (South Africa), 2011, Feature Films Competition - Best Director: Marko Raat

Partners and Sponsors

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