Shorts National Competition 5

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

Screenings

Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening091501 / Shorts Rahvuslik võistlusprogramm 5
Q&A duration
Screening duration

Films

World premiere

Eeva

Local title
Eeva
Original title
Eeva
Director
Lucija Mrzljak, Morten Tšinakov
Country
Estonia
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

It’s pouring down with rain at the funeral. There’s a lot of crying, too much wine, several woodpeckers and a couple of dreams that fill in the gaps.

Director
Lucija Mrzljak, Morten Tšinakov
Runtime

White Lie

Local title
Valge vale
Original title
Valge vale
Director
Katariina Aule
Country
Estonia
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

It's 1947 in Estonia. After the suicide of her friend, young student Marie starts to feel threatened by the Stalinist regime. She tries to find ways to escape across the sea, but it turns out to be more difficult than she expected.

Director
Katariina Aule
Runtime

World premiere

Drifting Apart

Local title
Triivides kaugusse
Original title
Triivides kaugusse
Director
Rebeka Rummel
Country
Estonia
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

The compelling psychological thriller drama tells the story of two lovers growing apart and drifting into their isolated realms. Like stars in space, Vera and astronaut Aleksei, her husband, drift further apart with every unspoken word between them. When the truth finally occurs, a painful void has already taken over their formerly close relationship.

Director
Rebeka Rummel
Runtime
Language
Russian
Subtitles
English

Baltic premiere

The Strange Disappearance of Comrade Kuliakov

Local title
Seltsimees Kuljakovi kummaline kadumine
Original title
The Strange Disappearance of Comrade Kuliakov
Director
Lucas Abrahão
Country
Estonia
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

Two low-ranking USSR officers are sent to occupied Estonia on a mission to track down a Captain who apparently went insane after discovering a mysterious radio signal coming from the middle of nowhere.

Director
Lucas Abrahão
Runtime
Trailer

In Between

Local title
Kahe poole vahel
Original title
Kahe poole vahel
Director
Oliver Remma
Country
Estonia
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

A young medic tries to save a wounded soldier on a mid-winter battlefield but gets caught in the fire himself. Hovering between life and death, he then finds himself on a spiritual journey to decide whether to keep fighting on or to leave everything behind.

Director
Oliver Remma
Runtime

European premiere

Horse

Local title
Hobune
Original title
Hobune
Director
Jass Kaselan
Country
Estonia
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts National Competition

A visualisation of my sense perceptions, imagined worlds and memories of the past as the author. The revived images of memories also reflect current reality, as they are inevitably impacted by the experience of the present.

Director
Jass Kaselan
Runtime
Trailer