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kino! film night will be continuing its spooky themed screenings at Estonian House with an Estonian twist. Kino typically is run on the first Sunday of every month, screening contemporary short films and feature films that have come from Estonian since 1991. A related short with some additional context and commentary about each film.

kino! in November will be screening:

  • Kõhedad muinaslood / Eerie Fairy Tales (2019)

Kõhedad muinaslood / Eerie Fairy Tales (2019) is an anthology of bizarre, fantastic and spooky tales from the past, present and future, dealing with curses, witches, perfect crime and science experiments. A showcase of acclaimed works by Mart Sander is a collection of uncanny tales of the past and future, of love and fear, of this world and the Beyond. A large number of Estonian top actors take part in this playful and thought-provoking fantasy film. The Demonic Narrator tells us four fairy tales for grown-ups.

  • „Tegelikult / Actually“ recounts the journeys and lives of three people who seem to share both the past and the present who intersect paths in a lonely wayside hotel.
  • „Üksilduse allikas / The Spring of Solitude“ tells the story of a young village boy Hans falls in love with the mysterious maiden he meets at the sacred spring and decides to free her from an ancient curse.
  • „Peiteaeg / Abeyance“ tells of two investigators trying to solve the secrets of a World War II Nazi research centre.
  • „Kammerteener on süüdi / The Butler Did It“ is an Agatha Christie-esque murder mystery spiced with black humor, where it befalls to the butler to expose the murderer(s) over a dinner party. The film is perfect for anyone who loves magical realism and enjoys solving puzzles.

Doors will open at 5:00pm with the short film screened first around 5:30pm. A brief intermission will be held between, where people can go to the bar and purchase drinks and Estonian-style toasties. The feature film will then be played afterwards. Entry to Eesti Maja for Kino! is $10 for Sydney Eesti Selts members and $15 for non-members, with money going directly back into the community to help support and run future events.

Please email lachlan.bell@eesti.org.au for any enquiries or film suggestions for Kino movie nights and stay posted for updates on which films are coming up! Click here to view the Kino! Facebook page for upcoming movie information.

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