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THE LITTLE COMRADE

Moonika Siimets

In the midst of Stalinist tyranny, six-year-old Leelo’s mother is sent to a prison camp. Haunted by her mother’s last words telling her to be a good kid, Leelo vows to be on her best behaviour in the confusing grown-up world in the hope that it will bring her mother back.

 

Moonika Siimets

Moonika Siimets is an Estonian director and scriptwriter. She graduated from the Baltic Film and Media School of the Tallinn University and attended Judith Weston’s scriptwriting and directing master classes in Los Angeles. She has directed award-winning documentaries, TV series, and short films, including “Is it You?” which screened at the Stockholm International Film Festival in 2013, “The Last Romeo” (2013), and “Pink Cardigan” (2014). Her documentary credits include “Report: Green Estonia” (2007), “Another Dimension” (2012), “Trendy Dog” (2010), and “World Champion” (2009). In 2018, she was one of six women to direct a short clip for the documentary film “Roots.” Her first feature film, “The Little Comrade” premiered at the 2018 Busan International Film Festival and received the BNK Busan Bank Award (Audience Award).

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