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TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT /Võta või jäta Nordic Oscar Contenders


FRIJanuary 11—7 PM
102 min. In Estonian with English subtitles.

$14 ($10 ASF Members)
Series Pass $75 ($55 ASF Members)

One sleepy Saturday morning, 30-year-old construction worker Erik gets some earth-shattering news: His ex-girlfriend Moonika, whom he hasn’t seen in six months, is about to go into labor with his child. Having decided that she isn’t ready for motherhood, the little girl will be put up for adoption — unless Erik steps up to the plate.

What follows is a long, difficult, and sometimes comical journey for an ordinary Estonian man who becomes a hero of everyday life, one ready to fight tooth and nail in order to be a father.




The film is made the frame of EV100 Programme dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. (Directed by Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo, 2018)


About the Director

Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo studied comparative theory of culture in Estonian Institute of Humanities, and filmmaking in European Film College (Denmark) and Film School of Catalonia at Barcelona University.

She currently works as a freelance director and editor of documentaries, features and TV-programmes.

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