Producer: Mati Sepping Director: Katrin Laur Script: Katrin Laur Director of Photography: Anssi Leino Production Designer: Eugen Tamberg Composer: Pärt Uusberg Sound: Ants Andreas, Tiina Andreas, Matis Rei Editor: : Kersti Miilen Cast: Maria Avdjushko, Epp Eespaev, Kertu-Killu Grenman, Ülle Kaljuste, Eva Klemets
Lucia is leading a jolly and naughty Pippi-Longstocking-style life in a small town in Estonia. Her father Kaido, a graveyard keeper, can hardly provide for the family, her mother Maria is a drunkard. Then the family receives an unexpected invitation to spend a week in Finland, in the house of the female pastor Sirpa. This week will change everybody’s lives in unexpected ways.
Best Baltic Film, FIRPRESCI Prize (Arsenals IFF, Riga, Latvia), Best Estonian Film (Tallinn Black Nights FF, Estonia)
Katrin Laur (born 1955, Tartu, Estonia)
In 1977-1982 Katrin Laur studied film directing at Moscow Film Institute (VGIK, studio of Sergei Gerasimov). After graduating she did not see a chance for herself to work under the Soviet censorhip, and emigrated to Germany. She has lived in Germany and Switzerland, working as a scriptwriter and director, journalist and script consultant. In 2005, she started working in Estonia again and, in 2006, her family film Ruudi was produced, which was successful at numerous international festivals. The following year she founded the production company Content Providers in Tallinn, with which she also produces documentaries. Now she lives and works in Estonia and in Germany.
Ruudi (2006), Graveyard Keeper’s Daughter (2011), Roots: One Hundred Years of War and Music (2011).