Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.
Stars: Kirill Käro, Lembit Ulfsak, Märt Avandi
Screened in partnership with the International Film Showcase.
RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN offers an intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company.
One of the modern era's most acclaimed dancers, Whelan was a principal ballerina for NYCB and, over the course of her celebrated career, danced numerous ballets by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, as well as new works by more modern standout choreographers like Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky; many roles were made specifically for Whelan.
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. One of George Balanchine’s rare narrative ballets, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is entering the Paris Opera Ballet’s repertoire. The sets and costumes for this production have been designed by another magician of the stage, Christian Lacroix.
The film is set in 1983. Maria Drazdechova becomes a teacher at one suburban school near Bratislava. She starts to use her position to blackmail parents of her students to get benefits from them. Students whose parents disobey are bullied and are given bad grades. Headmaster of school is afraid to intervene as Drazdechova is a Chairperson of local Communist Party.