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Eestianna Pariisis

A Lady in ParisEestianna Pariisis / A Lady in Paris

Feature Films, Estonia 2012, 94 Min., ger. ST

From freezing Estonia to glamorous Paris: Anne has two grown-up children and has been divorced for twelve years. When her mother dies after several years in her care, Anne takes a job in an old people's home: Full of optimism she travels to Paris, the "city of her dreams", to look after an old Estonian immigrant there. But Frida everything but welcomes Anne there. After a failed suicide attempt, the dictatorial mistress now lets out her frustrations on the timid nurse - only very gradually does the stubborn old lady soften up enough to impart anything personal. Anne thus learns of her love to Stéphane, the proprietor of a café, as well as of the previous affairs of this unconventional woman ... In this touching intimate play, Jeanne Moreau embodies a sometime coquette, sometime monstrous old woman who has lost none of her allure. A highly convincing Laine Magi co-stars at her side, developing from an inconspicuous wallflower to an antagonist at eye level.

Director Ilmar Raag

Screenplay Ilmar Raag, Agnes Geuvre, Lise Macheboeuf

Camera Laurent Brunet

Cast Jeanne Moreau (Frida), Laine Mägi (Anne), Patrick Pineau (Stéphane), Corentin Lobet (Olivier), Ita Ever, Roland Laos, Piret Kalda

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