The Little Comrade

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Presented by Baltic View


One day, six-year-old Leelo’s school teacher mother is taken away by soldiers and the little girl has to find answers to a lot of questions on her own: why is the blue-black-white flag forbidden, what’s a traitor, why is a scary NKVD detective snooping around in their home and is being a Soviet Pioneer a thing of honor or shame? Through frequently tragicomic situations, Leelo tries to be as good a girl as she can in the two-faced, Stalinist world around her so that her mother will one day come back home.


The film is based on autobiographical novels by Leelo Tungal.

Followed by Q&A with Leelo Tungal.

Part of  London Book Fair’s Book and Screen Week.

Proposed and supported by Embassy of Estonia.

BBFC rating
PG
Year
2018
Running time
100 mins
Country
Estonia
Format
DCP
Other features
S
Director
Moonika Siimets
Cast
Helena Maria Reisner, Tambet Tuisk, Eva Koldits

Book tickets

March 17th

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