Estonian Independence Day Reception and Film Screening
Monday, February 23, 2015
5:15-6:30pm -- Reception at the University Club, upstairs (Faculty Room), Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University
7pm -- Screening of Tangerines at IU Cinema, Indiana University (east end of the IU Auditorium building -- main entrance north side facing Wells Library)
Even if Tangerines will not win the Academy Award the night before, Estonian filmmakers have made history. We are lucky to have the film at IU Cinema thanks to the support of all our sponsors. It is here on the big screen for one night only! If everyone can come out in support,we will hopefully get more Baltic and Finnish films into their programming in the future.
Tangerines, a co-production by Estonia and the Georgian Republic, has become the most successful film involving Estonian film-makers. It has won a number of awards, was short-listed for this year’s Golden Globe Awards, and is among the five nominations in the Foreign Language Film category for the Academy Awards.
Estonian film recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and increasingly features international collaborations, this time with Georgia, another small country with complicated history. In 1992 Georgia, two Estonian men are the last ones left in their village caught in the middle of the Abkhazian War. When wounded fighters from both sides end up at Ivo’s house, the old villager is determined to follow his moral principles. An improbable diplomatic mission unfolds within the walls of his home. Tangerines uniquely cultural, artistic lens offers a poignantly relevant experience for all people--especially considering the complex historical realities that affect violence, protest, and moral questions worldwide today.
For a more detailed synopsis see Gustavus Kundahl's review from the San Francisco Film Festival.
Monday February 23 @ 7pm
free, but ticketed
Screened at IU Cinema, sponsored by the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, the Russian and East European Institute, the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, and the Institute for European Studies.
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These are weekly coffee hours sponsored by the various languages. Please join us and practice your language skills!
Lithuanian: No language hour set up yet.
Latvian: No language hour set up.
Estonian: (Fall 2014)Thursdays, 5:15-6:15 pm, at IMU Starbucks, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University, Bloomington. Contact: Piibi-Kai Kivik, firstname.lastname@example.org
Finnish: (spring 2015)Tuesdays, 5:00 pm, at Starbucks, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University. Contact: Arja Elisa Repo, email@example.com