It is 1950 in the Soviet Estonia and the Stalinist terror machine works at full steam – 6-year-old Leelo’s mother is arrested in front of her eyes. “If you’re a good kid, I’ll be back soon,” are her mother’s last words as she is taken away at gunpoint. So Leelo tries to do her best, yet the promise doesn't come true… The confusion only grows, as “good” and “bad” no longer seem to hold any meaning in these troubled times. The film is made within the framework of the programme dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia and its screenplay is based on autobiographical novels “Comrade Kid and Grown-Ups” and “Velvet and Sawdust” written by Estonia’s beloved children's author Leelo Tungal.
Meet the author Leelo Tungal for Q&A after screening
Original language: etSubtitles: lvTranslation in headphones: en