The 33rd International Film Festival Love & Anarchy will take place in Helsinki until September 17-27, 2020. This year’s main program includes full-length Estonian films The Last Ones, A Year Full of Drama and Old Man Cartoon Movie, a short animation Valley of the Wolves and short film Bad Hair. Filmmakers will also take part in the festival.
THE LAST ONES
Director: Veiko Õunpuu. The tundra. Lapland. A mining village made of piled up, dilapidated construction trailers and mobile homes becomes the meeting point for the hatred between reindeer herders and miners. Their only common sources of solace are alcohol and the rare prostitute that drops by the village. Main cast: Pääru Oja, Laura Birn, Tommi Korpela ja Elmer Bäck.
A YEAR FULL OF DRAMA
Director: Mart Pulk. Estonia is crazy about theatre. In October 2017 there’s an announcement for a paid position to find someone who has never been to theatre before. Small town girl from a minority family wins a job to watch every Estonian theatre show from 2018 – over 200 performances in 365 days.
OLD MAN CARTOON MOVIE
Directors: Mikk Mägi and Oksar Lehemaa. Old Man’s grandkids, Priidik and Aino, come to visit him for the summer. Determined to make the children understand the simple beauty of country living, he ends up working them like slaves. Priidik and Aino accidentally set loose Old Man’s prized and thoroughly abused cow.
Short animation TOOMAS BENEATH THE VALLEY OF THE WILD WOLVES
Director: Chintis Lundgren. After losing a well-paid engineering job, Toomas, a young, hot wolf, gets cornered into working as a gigolo to support his family. He is keeping it as a secret from his pregnant wife Viivi. Viivi also has a secret: she is attending a female empowerment seminar involving male slaves. When Toomas gets a role in a sexploitation movie, it becomes harder to keep his new profession a secret.
BAD HAIR DAY
Director: Oskar Lehemaa. Leo decides to solve his balding problem with a mysterious hair growth serum. The dark liquid starts causing grotesque changes to Leo’s body. Now he has to stop the metamorphosis before he loses even the last hairs on his head – and much else.