Lembri Uudu


2017 / Documentary / 25 min / B&W / 1,78:1 / stereo 

Till Estonia's re-independence in 1991, Pähkla village in Saaremaa had a kolkhoz which provided jobs for all the villagers. Lembri Uudu also worked in a kolkhoz as a tractor driver. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the kolkhoz was disbanded, most of Pähkla's villagers lost their jobs and Uudu died. But sometimes it happens that person’s real vital force arises after his death. Lembri Uudu died at such a right time that he became a hero who still gives villagers the power to live and keeps the kolkhoz united.
Crew

Director: Eeva Mägi
Scriptwriter: Eeva Mägi
Director of Photography: Heiko Sikka
Sound: Tanel Kadalipp
Editor: Jette-Krõõt Keedus
Script Editor: Liis Nimik
Producer: Edina Csüllög, Liis Nimik


World Premiere 2017 DokLeipzig

Awards: Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment, 2018, Eeva Mägi - Young Film Maker Award / Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival (UK), 2018, International Competition - Winner Unconventional Storytelling / PerSo - Perugia Social Film Festival (Italy), 2018, PerSo Short Award Competition - Best Short Film / Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czechia), 2018, Silver Eye Award - Special mention

Official selection: DOK LEIPZIG - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (Germany), 2018 / Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 2018, Program: European Shorts Competition / PÖFF Shorts 2018 / EFTA - National Estonian Film and Television Awards (Estonia), 2018, Categories: Short Film; Composer / GO SHORT - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (Nijmegen, Netherlands), 2018, International Competition / Baltic Frames Film Festival (Denmark), 2018 / Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba Int’l Film Festival (Brazil), 2018CINEAST - Central and Eastern European Film Festival (Luxembourg), 2018, Short Documentary Competition / Indiecork (Cork, Ireland), 2018, International Competition / Tirana International Film Festival (Albania), 2018