Letters From the East


1h 45m 1996

Brief Synopsis

At the end of World War II, a young girl and her father flee Estonia for England. A further shock occurs when her father dies and she learns that her mother, whom was believed to have died during the war, may still be alive. In 1989, she returns to Estonia, with a documentary filmmaker, to search fo

Film Details

Release Date
1996
Production Company
British Screen Finance; Eurimages; European Script Fund; Filmf√∑rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein; Finnish Film Foundation; Nordic Film & TV Fond; SF Studios
Location
Finland; London, England, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany; Estonia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

At the end of World War II, a young girl and her father flee Estonia for England. A further shock occurs when her father dies and she learns that her mother, whom was believed to have died during the war, may still be alive. In 1989, she returns to Estonia, with a documentary filmmaker, to search for her mother.

Film Details

Release Date
1996
Production Company
British Screen Finance; Eurimages; European Script Fund; Filmf√∑rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein; Finnish Film Foundation; Nordic Film & TV Fond; SF Studios
Location
Finland; London, England, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany; Estonia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 1996

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States May 1996

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1996

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1996.

Shown at Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival August 11-25, 1996.

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 5-21, 1996.

Began shooting August 27, 1994.

Completed shooting October 6, 1994.

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 5-21, 1996.)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1996

Released in United States May 1996 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1996.)

Released in United States August 1996 (Shown at Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival August 11-25, 1996.)