Lembri Uudu

A film by: Eeva Mägi

Till Estonia’s re-independence in 1991, Pähkla village in Saaremaa had a kolkhoz which provided jobs for all the villagers. Lembri Uudu also worked in a kolkhoz as a tractor driver. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the kolkhoz was disbanded, most of Pähkla’s villagers lost their jobs and Uudu died. But sometimes it happens that person’s real vital force arises after his death. Lembri Uudu died at such a right time that he became a hero who still gives villagers the power to live and keeps the kolkhoz united.

Country: Estonia
Length: 25′
Completion: 10/2017
Genre: documentary
Themes:Creative, Docu Fiction, History, Portrait, Society
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Estonian
Subtitles: English

Festivals:

  1. DOK Leipzig – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany (30 October – 5 November, 2017)
    International Short Film Competition
  2. IFF Sleepwalkers I PÖFF Shorts, Estonia (21 – 26 November, 2017)
    PÖFF Shorts National Competition
  3. Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (11 – 15 April, 2018)
    International Competition
  4. Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival, United Kingdom (17 – 20 May, 2018)
    Unconventional Storytelling Competition Won: Winner Unconventional Storytelling
  5. Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival, Brazil (6 – 14 June. 2018)
    Out of Competition: Other Views
  6. Pärnu Film Festival, Estonia (25 – 30 June, 2018)
    Official Selection

Director: Eeva Mägi
Screenplay: Eeva Mägi
Producer: Alasti Kino: Edina Csüllög, Liis Nimik
Cinematographer: Heiko Sikka
Sound: Tanel Kadalipp
Editor: Jette-Krõõt Keedus
Composer: Tanel Kadalipp, Jaan Jaago