PÖFF : 2020 : BNFF

Georgica

Local title
Georgica
Original title
Georgica
Director
Sulev Keedus
Country
Estonia
Year
1998
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
101 ESTONIAN FILMS
Genre
/mängufilm/

A boy called Maecenas (Mait Merekülski) has lost his ability to speak as a result of a personal traumatic experience and is sent to heal to an old man called Jakub (Evald Aavik) who lives on an island used as a test polygon for bombing by the air force. On the island, their peculiar co-existence begins under the hail of bombs. Jakub tells Maecenas stories about his past and his plans to translate Virgil’s "Georgica" from Latin into Swahili. Maecenas watches the strange island at day, and his mysterious dreams at night. Dreams that inch us closer to the roots of his trauma.

Tristan Priimägi

Director
Sulev Keedus
Screenwriter
Madis Kõiv, Sulev Keedus
DoP
Rein Kotov
Runtime
Language
Estonian, Russian, Swahili, Latin

Screenings

Hall 1 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening091502 / Georgica
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsSulev Keedus, Kaie-Ene Rääk, Mart Kessel-Otsa
Screening duration