Audiences Laud 'Kertu' at Lübeck Film Festival
The Estonian motion picture "Kertu" won the audience favorite award at the Nordic Film Days in Lübeck on Saturday.
The drama, created by veteran filmmaker Ilmar Raag, was also ranked fifth best film by audiences at the recent Warsaw Film Festival.
It reached Estonian cinemas only last month and is already the most-watched homegrown film in the country this year, reported uudised.err.ee.
The Lübeck film festival this year included a total of 160 movies in its program. Other Estonian screenings included the documentaries "Flowers from the mount of olives" by Heilika Pikkov, "The possibility of an island" by Marianne Kõrver and "The Samurai of Chernobyl" by Ivar Heinmaa; the animated films "Miriam's green spots" by Priit Tender and "The End" by Ülo Pikkov; and the short films "May" by Maria Reinup and "Photo" by Jan Erik Nõgisto and Katrin Maimik.