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Graveyard Keeper's Daughter

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Director: Katrin Laur

Estonia, drama, 2011, 98 min
“Graveyard Keeper's Daughter” is a film about the present-day life of one small Estonian town. Everything is shown through the eyes of 8-year-old Lucia. Her mother is a drunkard and her father Kaido, a graveyard keeper, can hardly provide a living for the family. Unexpectedly the family receives an invitation to spend a week in Finland, in the house of the female pastor Sirpa. This week will change everybody's life.
 
About the director:
 
Katrin Laur was born in 1955, Tartu, Estonia. The Estonian- German Director and Scriptwriter graduated from the Moscow State Film Academy (VGIK). The same year she emigrated to Germany. While working as freelance editor of features and magazines, Katrin studied German language and literature at the Ludvig-Maximilian University (Munich). 1987–1994 she worked at Radio Free Europe as a journalist. Her first full-length feature film as director was family film “Ruudi” in 2006. She has founded the production company Content Providers in the same year.
Section: Identity

Screenplay: Katrin Laur

Dir. of Photography: Anssi Leino

Music: Part Uusberg

Cast: Maria Avdjushko, Epp Eespäev, Kertu-Killu Grenman, Ülle Kaljuste, Eva Klemets, Esther Kõiv, Kersti Kreismann