a night in Estonia

11/08/17 08:54

There was a good crowd at Savor Cinema last night for the Estonian film The Spy and the Poet. What is it about film festivals? We'll go over on a Friday evening, for a French or Spanish movie, and be about the only people in the audience. Or do the residents of Fort Lauderdale have a heretofore unrecognized interest in Baltic cinema?

Admittedly, a number of the people in attendance were speaking Estonian. I spoke to one couple, who had escaped their homeland after World War II. The Russian occupation was so horrific, they said, that people had been happy to see the Germans.

The film, set in contemporary Tallinn, included a number of Russian spies.

By Thomas Swick • Category: hometown

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