Archive for the ‘films’ Category

Estonian Film: Kirjad Inglile (Letters to Angel)

April 27, 2012

The Embassy of Estonia in Ottawa would like to invite you to attend the screening of

KIRJAD INGLILE (LETTERS TO ANGEL)

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at

Library and Archives Canada Auditorium (395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)

Kirjad Inglile (Letters to Angel), Estonia 2011

Screenwriter    Madis Kõiv, Sulev Keedus

Director   Sulev Keedus

Producer   Kaie-Ene Rääk, Olli Soinio

Length   114 min

Homepage   http://www.letterstoangel.com/ 

Synopsis:LETTERS TO ANGEL is a fiction film about Kirotaja, a man who was sent to fight

in Afghanistan years ago, where he converted to Islam. He now returns home only to find himself

facing other kinds of war; the front line in the decrepit Estonian town runs between Eastern and

Western culture, men and women, common sense and madness. Somewhere amidst all these

battles is his daughter, Angel, who Kirotaja has decided to find after all the years of absence.

His only leads are the sound of his daughter crying, heard once on the telephone, and a dog-eared

notebook full of letters addressed to her.

Meanwhile, the town has other plans for him upon his return.

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Estonian film at EU film festival

November 10, 2010

The Estonian film Disco and Atomic War (Disko ja Tuumasõda) is being shown as part of the European Union Film Festival here in Ottawa on Saturday, November 27th at 9:00 p.m. Click here for more information

Ottawa Animation Film Festival

September 14, 2010

Two entries from Estonia are being shown at the 2010 Ottawa Animation Film Festival which runs from Oct. 20 to 24th, 2010, in the Short competitions 2 & 4. More information can be found at the festival website:
http://www.animationfestival.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=140&Itemid=776

Baltic Film Festival 2010

March 9, 2010
The 10th Baltic Film Festival  begins on Wednesday, March 10th,  at 7:00 pm.
Location:   Library and Archives Canada Auditorium,  395 Wellington Street.
In honour of the Re-establishment of the Independence of the Republic of Lithuania, a reception is being held in advance of the film program. Time: 5:00PM – 7:00PM. Library and Archives Canada Auditorium.
Everyone welcome.
Please see link for more film festival details.
http://www.cfi-icf.ca/index.php?option=com_cfi&task=showevent&id=22

Vabariigi Aastapäev 2010

March 1, 2010

VA 2010 Ottawas

The Ottawa Estonian  Society celebrated Independence Day on Sunday February 28, 2010 at the Peace Latvian Lutheran Church with a “pot luck” late afternoon lunch. Attendance was down a bit this year because of the ongoing hockey match between Canada and the United States.  About 30 people attended.There were no long winded aktus style patriotic speeches nor was there a man of the cloth present to say grace but nobody seemed disappointed by this and everyone enjoyed themselves in the friendly relaxed atmosphere. After singing the Estonian national anthem everyone settled down at their table with a plateful of very tasty food to watch a movie named Eestlased Kremilis; NSV Liidu lagunemise lugu ( Estonians in the Kremlin; a tale about the collapse of the Soviet Union). This 2006 film was interesting in that it gave background information about the role the Baltic States and in particular the role that Estonian former high level “comrades” played in the collapse of what was aptly termed the evil empire. What was particularly interesting was that several of these people such as Ruutel ( both president of independant Estonia and former Secretary General of Soviet Estonia), Savisaar (currently mayor of Tallinn) and Lauristan (prominent academic) to name just a few seemd to carry on without missing a step. This obviously demonstrates what a tolerant open minded society present day Estonia is.  Many thanks to the organizers.
(Contributed by Peeter Bush)

Vabariigi Aastapaev 2010

January 21, 2010

    Tuleme kokku Eesti Vabariigi 92. juubeli puhul

  • Millal: Pühapäeval 28. veebruar, kell 15:00,
  • Kus: Läti kirikus, 83 Main Street,
  • Mida teeme:Näitame dokumentaalfilmi Eestlased Kremlis; NSV Liidu lagunemise lugu, (2006) sööme ja naudime seltskonda.
  • Mida tuua: õhtusöök on “pot luck”, palun tooge midagi kaasa mida soobib teistega jägada. Magustoit ja joogid on Seltsi poolt.
    Kui on küsimusi: Palun võtke kontakti Ene Tikovt’iga (226 3680) või Margus Aruja’ga (271 1849) Näeme 28ndal!

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    Come and celebrate the 92nd anniversary of Estonian Independence.
  • When: Sunday February 28th at 3 p.m.
  • Where: Peace Latvian Ev. Lutheran Church, 83 Main St.
  • Activities: We will be showing the documentary film, The Collapse of the Soviet Union, the inside story of events in the Moscow Kremlin, (2006), eating and socializing.
  • What to bring: We will be having a “pot luck” evening, so please bring something which you can share. Beverages and dessert will be provided by the OES.
    Please call Ene Tikovt (226 3680) or Margus Aruja (281 1849) if you have any questions.See you there!

The Soviet Story (film)

January 21, 2010

The writer and director of “The Soviet Story”, Edvins Snore, will appear on a special edition of the Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck Show on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 5:00 PM EST.

The program, titled “The Revolutionary Holocaust,” will also include highlights from his acclaimed and award-winning documentary film.

For more details please see a preview trailer at www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/34922/

“The Soviet Story” has already been screened on national TV in 10 European countries as well as on commercial TV in Israel, with screenings to follow in Asia and Australia during 2010. The film is currently also being aired by public broadcasting television stations in the United States.

The director Edvins Snore will also be visiting Washington D.C. the week of January 25, 2010, appearing at the National Press Club in their “Afternoon Newsmaker” series.

“The Soviet Story” is available on DVD. The 1st edition DVD, released in March 2009, includes subtitles in 15 languages (Czech, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Ukrainian).

A 2nd edition DVD, due for release January 25, 2010, will bring the total languages to 30, including: Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Danish, Dutch, Georgian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

The DVD is now also available for purchase at www.amazon.com.

For more information about the film please visit www.sovietstory.com.

Ottawa International Animation Festival 2009

October 10, 2009

Life without Gabriella Ferri, an Estonian animation film directed by Priit Parn will be shown at the OIAF.  For showing times and more details go to

http://www.animationfestival.ca/index.php?option=com_oiaf&task=showevent&i=479

From October 14th to 18th,  the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), the largest event of its kind in North America,  will be a major film event attracting attendees from around the world. Film buffs, art lovers and cartoon fans won’t want to miss this year’s great line up of screenings taking place at ByTowne Cinema, National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Empire Theatres Rideau Centre and Arts Court Theatre.

Eesti Vabariigi Aastapaev

March 29, 2009

Tulime kokku laupaeval 21. veeb. 2009, kell 5, Lati kirikus et puhitseda omavahel Vabariigi aastapaeva.  Vaatasime filmi Nimed Marmor Tahvlil mis ilmus 2002, ja nautisime  rikkalikku Potluck toitu.  Ohtu laks hasti korda.

Annual General meeting

January 24, 2008

The Annual General Meeting of the Ottawa Estonian Society will be held on Saturday January 26th. We will meet at the Latvian Church, 83 Main Street at 3 p.m. We plan to give an overview of our activities in 2007, followed by a showing of the Estonian film classic “Mehed ei nuta” (Men Don’t Cry) with snacks and coffee.We hope that all members, and those that would like to become members, will be able to attend and to discuss future activities for 2008. Your help in bringing potluck snacks along would be much appreciated!

“Mehed ei nuta” (Estonian for “Men don’t cry”) is an Estonian movie released in 1968, directed by Sulev Nõmmik and written by himself and Enn Vetemaa. A group of people suffering from sleeplessness are, under the guise of a resort, moved to a peninsula and subjected to work therapy. When they realise the deception, they attempt to leave the fake resort, with hilarious consequences.