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Tuesday, 11.03.2014, 01:48
'Une Estonienne à Paris' of Estonian director wins Locarno Prize
Estonian Director Ilmar Raag's "Une Estonienne à Paris" has won the Ecumenical Prize at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland.
The movie, praised by the jury for its elegance and acting, had its world premiere in Locarno on August 4. It will reach Estonian theaters on October 12.
The Locarno prize includes 16,654 euros to help market the film.
With a budget of 2.7 million euros, "Une Estonienne à Paris" was chosen as the first Estonian project for the Cannes Film Festival's L'Atelier program.
Lead roles are played by Estonian Laine Mägi and French actress Jeanne Moreau. Also featured are Patrick Pineau, Ita Ever and Ago Anderson. The film is a joint project by a Estonian-French-Belgium team of producers.
Set in small Estonian towns and in Paris, the film tells the story of a woman who leaves Estonia for France to care for an elderly Estonian woman who emigrated there long ago.