Aljosha Director: Meelis Muhu
Most monuments erected during the Soviet regime were taken away after Estonia regained its independence in 1991. The Bronze Soldier Alyosha, located in the centre of Tallinn, remained in its place. For Estonian nationalists this monument was the symbol for Soviet occupation and marked the beginning of Stalinist repressions. However, for many Russians the monument was one of the few remaning symbols that connected them to Russia and Russian identity.
Documentary Alyosha brings us the people who gathered to the Bronze Soldier in 2005-2007 and whose behaviour created a new line in our cultural memory. What mattered were the rituals around the monument, not the monument itself. Differences of opinion about history resulted in tragic conflicts and relocating the monument.
Festivals and awards: Cronograf
Programme: Tridens Baltic feature film competition|
Producer: Meelis Muhu
Screenplay: Meelis Muhu
Director: Meelis Muhu
Cinematography: Erik Norkroos
Music: Kersti Miilen, Meelis Muhu
Editor: Kersti Miilen, Meelis Muhu
Wednesday, 03. December 15:30
Kinomaja (English subtitles)
Guest: Director Meelis Muhu
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