Films highlights

Chasing Unicorns /Ükssarvik Estonian Cultural Days


WED—April 1—7 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
107 minutes. In Estonian with English subtitles.

**Director Rain Rannu will hold a Q&A after the film.**

A semi-satirical tale based on real-life Estonian startups, Chasing Unicorns follows Õie, a young book-keeper from a small town, who stumbles onto the tech scene in her native Estonia, a country where making startups  is a “national sport.” Joined by Tõnu — a serial failure whose companies have each gone bankrupt — and using Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg as her inspirations, she sets out on a journey to take on the male-dominated tech world and go after the dream of founding a unicorn startup.

Based on the experiences of more than 30 Estonian entrepreneurs whose real-life stories overlap with Õie’s fictional journey, Chasing Unicorns is directed by Rain Rannu, a former entrepreneur (founder, Fortumo).

Following the screening, Rain Rannu will be present for a Q&A.

About the Director

Rain Rannu is Estonian filmmaker, technology entrepreneur and investor. Chasing Unicorns is his second full-length narrative feature. He has previously written and directed the 2016 independent movie Chasing Ponies (Ameerika Suvi) and the Estonian narrative virtual-reality short film Beqaa VR (2018).

Together with producer Tõnu Hiielaid, Rain is a founder of indie movie company Tallifornia, focusing on fast-paced and fun author-driven movies for international audience.