Better tomorrow

Parem homne

2013 / Documentary / 29 min / Color / 1,78:1 / stereo

Six years after Finland opens up it's job market to new EU member states, a considerable number of Estonians have left their poorly paid jobs in Estonia in search of a better tomorrow in Finland. A bag that's always packed, a bed in an anonymous room, a kitchen that's used by countless people – these are lives on permanent standby. This is a story of a house near Helsinki, where ten Estonians live on the ground floor and Tomi, their employer, a Finn and a true Estophile, on the second. Tomi wonders why the Estonians don't do much with the free time on their hands or soak up the local culture, the Estonians however have a whole set of other concerns.
Director: Liis Nimik
Director of Photography: Heiko Sikka
Sound Designer: Tarvo Schmeimann
Composer: Argo Vals
Producer: Liis Nimik

Official selection: Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia), 2013, Programme: New Estonian Docs / Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy (Finland), 2013 / Blue Sea Film Festival (Rauma, Finland), 2013, Category for Students