Pärnu Film Festival is the oldest such event in the Baltic States. The festival includes a total of five competitions: Estonian films, documentaries for children, art, music, and an international film competition.
Traditionally, the program of the Estonian festival includes Polish productions from KFF Sales&Promotion catalogue. Awarded “Tell Me More” by Martyna Peszko and “A Little Bit of Paradise” by Andrzej Cichocki were all invited into their respective contests.
“A Little Bit of Paradise” which received the award for Best Children’s Film tells a story on the borderline between realism and fairy tale. It’s about a Silesian family which – in an out-of-the-way corner of a metropolis – reveals its world to the viewer and shares moments from their lives, inextricably linked with the nature that surrounds them.
In Turn, “Tell Me More” which received the award for Best Student Docs is a directors private story. Her mother is bedridden. Once a year, when Barbara’s husband goes on vacation, the person responsible for taking care of her becomes her daughter – Martyna (36). She cooks, feeds, cleans and nurses her mother. Because of the loss of muscle control, Barbara is only able to communicate by moving her eyes. She looks left for “yes” and right for “no”. Letter after letter Martyna deciphers words, sentences, and meanings. They both long very much for those conversations sensing that the end is near.
A complete list of winners can be found on the festival’s website.