12.05 at 18:00 feature film “Letters to Angel” by Sulev Keedus at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in Tour and Taxis
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A film about a man who was sent to fight in Afghanistan years ago, where he converted to Islam. He now returns home only to find himself facing another kind of war. The front line in the decrepit Estonian town runs between Eastern and Western culture, men and women, common sense and madness. Somewhere amidst these battles is his daughter, Angel, who Kirotaja has decided to find after all the years of absence...
The author of the feature films "Somnambulance" and "Georgica", and the documentary "Jonathan from Australia", Sulev Keedus, explains that a feature length film needs time to mature and he had the first thoughts that lead to making "Letters to Angel" more than 30 years ago. "Letters to Angel" is Keedus's first contemporary feature film. Scenes of conditions in Estonia are interwoven with images of Jeremia's other home, Afghanistan, that were filmed in Mauritania in northwest Africa.
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF) is one of Europe’s biggest and oldest festivals of this genre and it seeks to promote it to a broad audience. BIFFF aims for discovery and confrontation instead of easy entertainment without denying the fun part, of course. With conferences and lectures, public encounters and numerous side activities (animation, exhibitions, contests, a vampire ball, a body painting contest etc) the festival creates a broader cultural and social context.
Estonian film is chosen for the in 7th Orbit Competion at BIFFF - it is an international competition with features that have an original vision from the director. Furthermore, You'll have a chance to meet the director himsel, Sulev Keedus
For more information please see: http://www.festivalfantastique.org/festival/