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Estonia Mon Amour (Estland Mon Amour)

Estonia Mon Amour
Scene from "Estonia Mon Amour" (photo © MA.JA.DE.)

"Come with me, I'll show you my summer land. Do you even know where Estonia is? Right bang in the center of life!", big brother said to little sister.

Many years ago, Klaus Tiedemann set off to the Baltic states in search of his roots and the path to self-determination. He came to find his paradise in a small fishing village in the north east of Estonia. It was here that he also came to an early death of unknown causes and under bizarre circumstances. His sister makes her own way to Estonia following in her brother's footsteps in search of answers. Estonia Mon Amour is a moving film about the encounter with a mysterious corner of the earth called Estonia, abou the search for a meaning in life, about bidding farewell - and the smile of a new beginning.


Sibylle Tiedemann was born in 1951 in New Ulm. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kassel and at the German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin. Since 1986, she has been working as a director, writer and producer for feature and documentary films. A selection of her films includes: Aqua Maria (short, 1983), Es war ganz einfach (1986), La Colonna Sonora (TV documentary, 1988-1990), Lautlinie (documentary, 1992), Frauen sind keine Maenner (documentary, 1994), Jazzfocus (documentary, 1994), Genius Loci (documentary, 1996), Kinderland ist abgebrannt (1998, German Film Award), Vom Schloss zur Huette (portrait, 1999), Verraeter der Nation (TV documentary, 2000), Hainsfarth hatte einen Rabbi (TV documentary, 2001), and Estonia Mon Amour (Estland Mon Amour, documentary, 2004).
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2004
Director Sibylle Tiedemann
Screenplay Sibylle Tiedemann
Cinematography Kornel Miglus, Rainer Hoffmann, Lars Barthel
Inge Schneider
Kristjan Randula, Siri Sisask, Tiit Kalluste, Villu Veski
Producer Heino Deckert
Production Company ma.ja.de. Fiction, in co-production with Sibylle Tiedemann Film/Berlin, MDR, SWR, ARTE
Length 94 min
Format Super 16
Original Version
 German/English/Estonian
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 2004, Nyon 2005 (In Competition), Tallinn Black Nights 2005
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, BKM
German Distributor Ventura Film/Berlin

World Sales
Deckert Distribution
Heino Deckert
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