In the Crosswind

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14 June 1941. Without warning tens of thousands of people in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were removed from their homes. Without any sort of trial men faced being sent to prison camps and women and children were deported to Siberia. The aim of this extraordinary operation – carried out on the orders of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin – was to purge the Baltic countries of their native inhabitants.

Erna, happily married and the mother of a young daughter, is sent to Siberia. For her, time takes on another dimension. …..

This film is based on a true story and uses extraordinary visual techniques and language to tell the heart-wrenching tale of the fate of thousands of Estonians.

Followed by a Q&A with the costume designer Anna-Liisa Liiver

Artistic Achievement Award – Thessalanoki IFF, 2014 Greece;

Best Cinematography Award – Black Nights Film Festival, 2014, Estonia

Audience Awards: Festival International de Cinema de Tarragona 2015, Spain ; Leeds Film Festival, 2014

The film event is produced by Embassy of Estonia in London and the Baltic View.

BBFC rating
Running time
90 mins
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Martti Helde
Laura Peterson, Tarmo Song, Mirt Preegel

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June 19th

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