Culture.ee recommends: 5 films at Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival!

The mud capital’s coolest festival HÕFF comes with the Walpurgis Night! Starting on Friday already, the scariest festival of Estonia invites all the horror film fans to Haapsalu for the weekend. Culture.ee brings to you five films, which we definitely recommend you to watch at HÕFF. The recommendations have been put together by the editor of culture.ee and horror film fan Helina Koldek!

Under the Shadow
(Jordan, Great Britain, 2016, director: Babak Anvari)
The first feature film of Babak Anvari, who was born in Iran and lived there for the first 19 years of his life, was inspired by his early childhood and the Middle Eastern mythology. The film, which was shot in Jordan due to the restrictions and censorship in place in Iran, takes place in Tehran during the 1980s conflict between Iran and Iraq and skilfully intertwines the war-induced fears with the stories of the mythological genie who travels with the wind. Anvari confronts the outer and private space and lets us follow the main character’s reaction to the invasion of an alien. This is the opening film of the festival, which screens on April 29 at 19:15 in the great hall of Haapsalu Cultural Centre.... Read more

Weekly recommendations: April 18–24

What to do this week? How about go to the cinema to check out some documentaries? Or maybe, gain knowledge from the open lecture of the international art historian Dorothea von Hantelmann? Perhaps visit a concert or a whole festival, because this week the Manic Street Preachers are giving a concert in Tallinn and the festival Jazzkaar is getting started? Check out our suggestions! ... Read more