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