Estonian director Priit Pääsuke (b. 1975) brings his first feature film THE END OF THE CHAIN to HIFF. The film, based on a play by the same name, is set in a fast-food restaurant where patrons show up less for the burgers, and mainly to discuss their personal problems. Pääsuke received international festival attention for his short film Black Peter in 2008, which screened in São Paolo, Leeds, Odense and Tampere, among others.