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Estonian movie "Georg" at European Film Festivals

26.11.2009 - 01.12.2009

Estonian movie "Georg" by Peeter Simm will be screened in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver on the following dates and times:

Ottawa at the 24th European Union Film Festival on November 26, 2009 at 7 pm
Place: Auditorium, Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Tickets $10 ($6 for members, students, seniors)

Vancouver on December 4th at 9.30 PM
Place: Pacific Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7 (CA)
Tickets: $10.50

Toronto on December 1st at 6 PM
Place: The Royal, 608 College St W, Toronto
Free Admission, Donations Welcome

Director: Peeter Simm (Estonia)
Producer: Märten Kross (Estonia); Co-producers: Ivo Felt (Estonia); Ilkka Y. L. Matila (Finland); Sergey Zernov (Russia)
Cast: Marko Matvere (Estonia); Anastasia Makejeva (Russia); Renars Kaupers (Latvia); Elle Kull (Estonia); Tõnu Kark (Estonia); Mirtel Pohla (Estonia); Karin Touart (Estonia)

105 minutes, English subtitles.

A dramatic and moving film about the artistic and personal life of legendary Estonian singer Georg Ots. With extraordinary talent and unique timbre, Georg is still remembered today by audiences in Russia and Finland, but he never reached the world’s great opera stages. The film uses interview material from Ots’ second wife Asta Ots to provide context and insight. GEORG is the story of an artist’s fate shaped by passion, politics, love, and family.

Un film dramatique et émouvant sur la vie et l'oeuvre du légendaire chanteur estonien Georg Host.  Son talent extraordinaire et son timbre unique ont gravé son souvenir dans la mémoire des auditoires de l’Union soviétique et de Finlande, mais il n'a jamais joué sur les grandes scènes d’opéra du monde.  Des extraits d’une entrevue avec Hasta Host, sa deuxième épouse, donne au film contexte et profondeur. GEORG raconte comment le destin d’un artiste est façonné par la passion, la politique, l’amour et la famille.  Sous-titres en anglais.

For more information and trailer: http://www.georgfilm.com/index_en.html

More information about the Festivals:
European Union Film Festival in Ottawa and Vancouver www.euff.ca
European Film Festival "Eh! U Meet the Europeans" http://www.eutorontofilmfest.ca/2009/  

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