Category Archives: Film

Column of a young culture lover: MIRJAM (11) about the film “My Life as a Zucchini”

I went to see the film “My Life as a Zucchini”. It talked about a boy named Zucchini. Actually, it was his nickname. So, Zucchini was taken to an orphanage as I think he had accidentally killed his mother. I didn’t really understand whether he had killed his mother or not. Anyway, in the orphanage, he made many new friends. One of them was the “boss” or at least that’s what he called himself. In the beginning, he seemed to be a bad character, but it turned out later that he wasn’t. There was also a policeman, who brought Zucchini to the orphanage. The policeman was lonely and came to talk to Zucchini in the orphanage. Then a new girl named Camille came to the orphanage, who became very good friends with Zucchini.... Read more

Helina Koldek: On “Moonligh”

„Moonlight” follows the life of an insecure and vulnerable boy during different periods of his life. The action takes place in the tough, vice- and crime-imbued Miami, but the people who yearn for sentiment, should not be disheartened and discouraged to go to the cinema, as the film focuses more on human relationships and on how to become or remain oneself in this maze of connections.... Read more

Helina Koldek: 3 × DocPoint

A grand total of 45 films were screened at this year’s DocPoint, with “Raving Iran”, “Given”, “The Happy Film”, “Noma: My Perfect Storm”, “Lo and Behold, Reveries of a Connected World”, and “Venus” proving the most popular at the box office. I did not make such popular choices, so I only happened to see one film out of these six – “Venus”. However, here is a review of three films that impressed me the most of the ones that I did see.... Read more

Helina Koldek: „Elle” – a grim pleasure in a spicy sauce

Opening credits. As the name of Paul Verhoeven appears on the screen, the first voices can be heard: the clatter of breaking crockery and noises accompanying a violent attack. A black screen and then the look of a cat observing the scene. A glance, an observation, a desire to find out, curiosity. Regarding „Elle”, it applies for both the characters as well as the viewers of the film. The look might also be the most sensual part of this film that is often referred to as erotic, but largely deals with violence. However, this easily perceptible sensuality that constantly hangs in the air loses a large part of its essence in the string of restless scenes instilling different moods. As such, neither the emotions nor motives are quite unambiguously perceptible, but carry a contradiction transferred from an earlier situation. This all raises questions and is thrilling, but, at the same time, the fast movement of changeable mood levels can prevent the viewer from relating to the characters.... Read more


1.–7.01., Tallinn 6TH BACHFEST TALLINN
20.01.–2.04., across Estonia FESTIVAL „SCHOOL DANCE“
21.–22.01., Elva MONOMANIA
25.–29.01., Tallinn DOCPOINT TALLINN
27.01.–5.02., Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Jõhvi, Saint Petersburg MUSTONENFEST... Read more