In theaters now: The Little Comrade

In theaters now: The Little Comrade

July 11, 2019

It is 1950 and Soviet Estonia suffers from Stalinist terror. When the mother of 6-year-old Leelo is taken away, she tells her: "If you behave well, I will be back soon". Words that Leelo cannot forget. She therefore does her utmost to be good, but what is right and wrong behavior is becoming increasingly confusing. Why is the Estonian flag suddenly banned? Who is that enemy of the people? And why are those scary agents of the domestic security service hanging around their house? Despite all attempts to behave well, Leelo rolls from one problem to the other. And deep down inside, the little girl fears that it is her fault that her mother is still not home ... The Little Comrade is an impressive film that portrays the fifties in Soviet Estonia from a unique perspective. The story is based on two autobiographical novels by Leelo Tungal, a popular author in Estonia.

The Little Comrade will be shown in film theaters from 11 July.