Lemmi’s Love Armastus

Lemmi’s Love Armastus
Lemmi Armastus

Films icon  Oct 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm
EstDocs Film Festival 2015, Toronto

Director Ville Mäkela
Year 2010
Country Estonia
Length 57 minutes
Year 2010
Language Estonian with English subtitles
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When the Soviets cannot find a Estonian Defense League officer, his young wife Lemmi Talvar is imprisoned and then deported to Siberia in his place. Her husband Ago Talvar evades the Soviet military by escaping to Sweden, but will never see his wife again. Using archival film and personal photographs, Finnish documentarian Ville Mäkelä reconstructs Lemmi’s years in Siberia. Her children, co-workers and friends speculate on Lemmi’s life as an “enemy of the people” when the single mother returns to Soviet Estonia with five children. She never does talk about their fathers.

 

Kui Nõukogude võimud ei suuda leida Eesti Kaitseliidu ohvitseri, vangistavad nad tema noore abikaasa Lemmi Talvari ja küüditavad ta Siberisse. Ago Talvar, Kaitseliidu ohvitser, oli peidus ja põgenes Rootsi oma naist kunagi enam nägemata. Pärast 18 aastat kestnud kannatusi Siberis naases Lemmi Nõukogude Eestisse. Kasutades arhiivmaterjale ja isiklikke fotosid, konstrueerib Soome dokumentalist Ville Mäkelä Lemmi elukäiku Siberis. Lemmi lapsed ja saatusekaaslased meenutavad ja arutavad filmis Lemmi elu pärast tema Eestisse naasmist koos viie lapsega. Laste isadest Lemmi kunagi ei räägi.

 

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