Estonian director Martti Helde created a stunning visual language to convey his lead character’s state of mind. Erna, a young woman who was deported to Siberia in 1941 after the Soviets took control of the Baltic states.
For her, time takes on another dimension.Happily married and the mother of a young daughter she fights starvation and humiliation in inhuman conditions. Her soul seeks and finds freedom in the letters she sends to her husband who has been sentenced to prison camp.
Press days: Martti Helde is available for interviews on Sept 8 and 9
Sept 7, 8:30pm @ Scotiabank Theatre 5 (press & industry)
Sept 9, 9:45pm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Sept 11, 5:00pm @ Scotiabank Theatre 1
Sept 14, 9:30pm @ Scotiabank Theatre 13