The Woman in the Picture

Estonia, 2017, 55 min.

Director

Priit Valkna

Producer

Pille Rünk

Scenario

Priit Valkna

Rights Holder

Allfilm

DOP

Kristjan-Jaak Nuudi

Production

Allfilm

The artist Lauri Sillak, aka Laurentsius, starts painting for his new exhibition in an unusual place – a vacant wooden house in the heart of Tallinn that once belonged to the creator of the art of film and photography in Estonia, Johannes Parikas and his wife Lilli. In the interwar period several movie theatres in Tallinn, the Estonia-Film studio, a  famous photography studio in Tallinn’s Old Town were all connected to  the  Parikas name. The walls of the mysterious dwelling conceal within themselves the traces of people who in their day were prominent, and the life of those times is uncovered from beneath the accumulated cultural layers.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Priit Valkna

Born in 1971 in Tallinn, Estonia. Freelance film and theatre director, singer and artistic director of Watergate World Music Festival in Pärnu. His documentary films THE WOLF (2003), THE BEWITCHERS (2004) and HEADWIND HALL (2007) have been awarded at several festivals.

Selected filmography

2017 The Woman in the Picture

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