Sea aasta (2021)
Rating: For All Audiences
|Running time:||0h 57min|
The film Year of the Pig /“Sea aasta” gives us a look into a year in Estonian recent history, namely the year 2019, which brought us a schism in our politics and our generations. Where are we headed in this unbalanced world? Can we protect our land from our own controversial demands? Without choosing sides and without unnecessary explanations, director Raimo Jõerand and cameraman Rein Kotov tell us a thought provoking story about a nations arrival to the end of the industrial age, accompanied by the colorful music of composer Ardo Ran Varres.
A documentary about life on planet Estonia.
Monitoring a controversial year in the recent history of our country - the year 2019, an extensive visual essay of imminent serious challenges has been created by the author. From winning the War of Independence to gaining freedom from Russian occupation during the Singing Revolution, we now have to defend our land from the brightest of foes, from ourselves. Will we be able to take on this fight?
Director Raimo Jõerand, camera operator Rein Kotov, composer Ardo Ran Varres, producer Marju Lepp. Produced by Filmivabrik, 2021
The author Raimo Jõerand in his films this far has touched on subjects with great importance to the history of Estonia: the creation of Estonian state in 1917-1920 - Moment of History ("Hetk ajaloos"), the fall of it in 1944 - Blue Hills ("Sinimäed") and the regaining of independence in 1992-1994 - Rodeo. How will our current time be remembered and which moments of it are meant to last - this can be decided by every filmmaker right now, basing it on their best knowledge, their feelings and intuition.
The film Year of the Pig ( “Sea aasta”) gives us a look into a year in our recent history, namely the year 2019, which polarized our people in politics and between generations. Without choosing sides and without unnecessary explanations the events shown in the film create a thought provoking story about a nations arrival to the end of the industrial age.