Diorama International Film Festival- Official selection-2020
Stalker International Film Festival of Human Rights- Official selection-2019
Rome Film Fest- Official selection-2019
Warsaw Film Festival- Free Spirit section-2019
Window to Europe Russian Film festival- Co-production section- 2019- Jury diploma for Mait Malmsten
- Shanghai International Film Festival – Panorama section 2019
EVERYTHING IS NOT AS BLACK AND WHITE AS IT SEEMS
The Judge is a man who represents strict rules and laws in the courtroom. However, his own personal life is an absolute mess. One day the Judge decides to give a long prison sentence to a female defendant. Her brother disagrees with his ruthless decision. He starts following the Judge to change his mind about the verdict. A conflict arises between the men, resulting in the Judge’s life changing completely. He is forced to embark on a long journey during which he will meet a number of strange people in unusual, absurd situations. A road movie filled with dark humour. A story about crime and punishment.
In this film, it is extremely important, to bring clearly out, how total loneliness reveals the universal truth. Situations and people protagonist meets, build up the ground for projections and memories coming deep from inside. Humor and mentality of friendly neighbor (Finland), give dramatic highs to his memories and imagination. Existential oppositions and conflicts with other characters, open up the philosophical subtext of the story. Fears, doubts and choices, we have to live with every day.