Cineast 2017: The New World
The New World / Uus Maailm
directed by Jaan Tootsen, documentary, 86 min, eng subtitles, 12+, Estonia 2011, written by Jaan Tootsen, Jaak Kilmi
A group of idealistic young activists decide to bring life to the New World neighbourhood in Estonia’s capital Tallinn. Some consider them noisy roustabouts, others an irresponsible bunch of hippies, but some think that they are doing a great thing, making the area more lively and bringing the community together. They began as anarchist urban guerrillas, whose mission was to fight for a cleaner and car-free environment by legal and illegal means, bringing headaches to the police and the vigilant citizenry. But one day, recognition, attention and funding arrive. Those who previously forced our main characters to write letters of explanation were now approvingly patting them on the shoulder. What’s left of an uncontrollable flow of ideas when it suddenly has to be packaged into a project? How to maintain the creative chaos for years? What to do about human relations that can’t be subordinated to the logic of the project? The New World follows the birth, life and pain of an idealistic movement over a period of five years. This is the anatomy of a revolution: a story about people, relationships and great changes. A dramatic adventure filled with love and anarchy.
Estonian Association of Film Journalists Award for the Best Film 2011
Wednesday 11.10.2017 - 20.00, Ancien Cinéma
Friday 20.10.2017 - 20.30, Neimënster (Salle Krieps)