February 17, 2014

Kino! @ Sydney Estonian House Fri Feb 28th

Estonian Film Australia Inc. and the Sydney Eesti Selts (SES) are proud to present….

kino! @ Estonian House Sydney on Friday, the 28th of February, 2014!

Doors open 6pm, film rolls at 7pm.  SES members – $6, Non members – $8

This month…

19:00 – 20:35

LIVING IMAGES (Elavad pildid) 2013 [R]

Don’t let the poster fool you!elevad-pildid

If you roll your eyes at the prospect of some old foagies film because that’s what was chosen to be shown on the poster, you’ll miss a great film.

It is the story of Helmi who is born into the house of Baron von Strandmann in Old-Town Tallinn, in 1908.

The only thing that she knows for sure about her past is that her mother was an Estonian servant girl. Everything else is a discovery during a life that runs the course of a century – a life that has quite a lot of surprises in store for Helmi.

In this house she will find happiness and suffering, passion and disappointment.
She grows up alongside young Erik and waits for her big love to blossom. But one floor down lives projectionist Julius – a man who is far from indifferent when it comes to Helmi.
All of the biggest historical events of the century will leave their mark on the house. Its hardwood floors will have born soldiers’ gruff boots and gentleman’s shiny oxfords. Its walls will have held the fates of people from far and near, foreigners and locals.

Helmi’s home becomes a German salon, a revolution museum, and a working class commune. And as freedom comes, real estate crooks start sniffing around the place.

The only things that remain unchanged in these turbulent times are the cinema hall projecting living images on the screen and Julius’s quiet love for Helmi.
Director Hardi Volmer

The historical love story combines the grotesque of early silent films with the melodrama of the golden age of cinema with elements of both the epic and the comic.

Using the film genres of the time for each stage of the stories timeline, Elavad pildid is an original and very entertaining way to spend an hour and a half on a Friday night
With clever and accurate referencing giving credit to this film, Living Images is a film not to be missed.

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And remember:

bring a friend, bring a relative even if they are non-Estonian speaking because ALL FILMS HAVE ENGLISH SUB-TITLES!!!

EVERYBODY is invited!

Finger food and bar service will be available on the night.

kino! is run by Estonian Film Australia Inc. which is a non-profit organisation. All proceeds from the kino! at Estonian House Sydney go towards the future of the Estonian Film Festival of Australia (EFFA) and facilities for kino! @ Estonian House Sydney.

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