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“A Year Full of Drama” – now streaming until June 21

The Sydney Film Festival is online this year and is featuring the Estonian film “A Year Full of Drama”.

The film is available to stream now until the end of the Festival at midnight on 21st of June. You can watch the movie for $14, or buy various bundles to view multiple films. There are movies from other European countries such as Finland, Germany, Denmark and Poland

More information available here

Film Synopsis

A job advert with a difference: seeking someone who’s never been to the theatre to watch every production in one small country for a whole year. 224 Estonian productions later…The successful candidate is a small-town girl from a Russian-speaking family (a fact that puts her on the periphery of Estonian society). Alissija hasn’t been to the theatre since she was a small child, so she’s about to immerse herself in and document a world she knows nothing about. It’s not just the performing arts that are new to Alissija; she’ll also be moving to Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, and living away from family. As the months pass, she experiences everything from farce to the classics, and ends up questioning theatre’s place in the world, as well as her unique role. Alissija’s curious and courageous theatrical journey – 224 shows in 365 days (matinees included) – turns out to be a life-changing and true coming-of-age story.  

“A Year Full of Drama” Trailer

About the Film Maker

Marta Pulk (born 1988) earned her Master’s degree in filmmaking from the Baltic Film and Media School. Her short films have screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. 

By Kristi Barrow

Loves all things Estonian. Especially Crafters Elderflower gin. Aussie born.