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.
About The Series
Each year, Scandinavia House presents the films chosen by Nordic countries to compete for the Oscar nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film. This year we will be presenting the 2018 contenders: The Guilty (Denmark), Euthanizer (Finnish), To Be Continued (Latvian), Woman at War (Iceland), Take It or Leave (Estonia), Border (Sweden), and What Will People Say (Norway).
Films in the series include:
The Guilty / Den Skyldige—THU—JAN 3
Euthanizer / Armomurhaaja—FRI—JAN 4
To Be Continued / Turpinājums—TUE—JAN 8
Woman at War / Kona fer í stríð—WED—JAN 9
Take It or Leave It / Võta või jäta—FRI—JAN 11
Border / Gräns—WED—JAN 16
What Will People Say / Hva vil folk si—FRI—JAN 18
January 11, 2019
January 11, 2019
FRI—January 11—7 PM
102 min. In Estonian with English subtitles.
$14 ($10 ASF Members)
Series Pass $75 ($55 ASF Members)