Recently made short films by students of the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School in Tallinn.
In every life there are moments that change everything. Moments that just happen, unexpected, capsizing our present. Saara adores her father despite their distance. On the day of his birthday she visits him at his seaside country house. But the house is empty and her father’ s boat has been taken out to sea. Eagerly, she prepares to surprise him upon his return. But the man she meets on the pier is not who she expected him to be.
Ruslan Makarenkov is a worker at Adelli Center. His job consists of simple tasks such as making sure that soap, paper towels, drinking cups are always available for clients as well as the staff of the Center on the 5th floor and also clears the kids’ playing areas. During the latter time period of his shift that is after 5 pm and onwards, his tasks consist of keeping the locker rooms of the pool area dry and also making sure that soap and paper towels are also at clients’ and the staff’s disposal at the pool area. The film is about Ruslan’s connection to the place and by doing the work assigned to him the way he does it, he wants to make a world, even if it’s only one place, a better place.
Kristjan is a shy young man, trying to get to know a beautiful girl he once spotted in a cafe. One day, in their usual cafe, he finally decides to make his move towards her. Only to discover that someone is already there to ruin his plans.
This film is a filmmaker’s wish to make peace with the place she was born. On a rainy autumn day she takes a long familiar walk back to her home Penikoorma. Upon her arrival the childhood memories blend into the present day and the answer to the question – Can one lose a home? – finds its answer.