'Kertu' Voted Audience's Favorite at German Film Festival
Estonian film director Ilmar Raag's movie "Kertu," an unusual love story set in small-town Estonia, has won the audience favorite award at a film festival in Bavaria.
The program of the 40th Würzburg International Film Weekend focused on Scandinavian and Baltic films and was attended by nearly 8,000 people.
"Kertu" portrays a family's and community's veiled relations, starting with an ostensible rape on Midsummer's Eve.
It stars Ursula Ratasepp and Mait Malmsten.
“Kertu” was the most popular homegrown film in Estonian cinemas in 2013 and also won audience favorite awards at the Nordic Film Days Lübeck Festival in Germany and at the Arras Film Festival in France.