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Lonely Island

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Director: Peeter Simm

Estonia, Belarus, Latvia, Drama, 2012, 98 min, latvian, estonian and belarusian with english and lithuanian subtitles
“Lonely Island” is a present day multi-plot film. A literature professor cannot understand his son – engine driver. The relations of a young teacher and a high-school pupil are also difficult. Two friends, former sailors, are in love with one and the same woman and all the three have been unable to get out of the love triangle for many years. A little wheelchair ridden girl blames her mother for her misfortune… Those stories and many more lives that are affected, they flow by each other and sometimes intersect. In one way or other it’s about emotional scars that each of us carries around. Events take place in a space of a few days as the heroes try to cope with their past and move on with their lives. And the only thing that can help them is the desire to forgive and understand themselves and people around them.
 
About the director:
 
Peeter Simm was born in 1953 in Kiviõli, Estonia. Began his life in cinema in 1976, graduating cum claude from the Film Directing Department of the Moscow State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). Since then, Simm has directed 12 feature films and 11 documentaries, and has also worked as a theatre director. His first full-length feature “Ideal Landscape” (Ideaalmaastik, 1980) was banned and screened in public only in 1990 and it was elected one of the best Estonian films of all times. Paradoxically Simm‘s second feature “Arabella, Pirates’ Daughter” (Arabella, mereröövli tütar, 1983) attracted 9,2 million viewers in the former USSR. His feature film “Good Hands” (Head käed, 2001) received several international awards, including the Manfred Salzgeber Prize at Berlin International Film Festival (Germany) and previous film “Georg”, a biopic of legendary Estonian opera singer Georg Ots, was released in 2007 and became a national box-office hit. Emotional drama “Lonely Island” is P. Simm‘s latest feature. 
Section: Identity

Screenplay: Peeter Simm, Mihkel Ulman

Dir. of Photography: Vadim Poteev

Music: Henn Rebane, Andres Roots, Eva Mitreikina, Aleksei Saks, Raul Vaigla, Aleksei Shedko

Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Juhan Ulfsak, Lenna Kuurmaa, Igor Sigov, Svetalana Zelenkovskaya, Boris Polunin