Directed by Elmo Nüganen (Estonia, 2015). This war epic from Estonian director Elmo Nüganen transports the audience to the center of the feverish horrors of World War II. Situated in the path of two warring armies—the Soviets and the Nazis—Estonians were enlisted into both armies, shipped to the fronts, and forced to fight against at each other.


1944 addresses a national trauma that Estonia continues to process to this day. Nüganen has said that more than anything else, his film aims at atonement.

100 min | In Estonian with English subtitles

Special thanks to the Estonian Film Institute and Taska Film

About the director

Elmo Nüganen (b. 1962) is an Estonian stage and film director. He is known for his work as the artistic director of Tallinn City Theatre

as well as director of the film Names in Marble (2002), which deals with the Estonian Liberation War events.



Image by Renee Altrov

THU- 1-14-16 – 7:00 PM
$10 ($7 ASF Members)