The Little Comrade

Directed by Moonika Siimets
  • Estonia
  • 1hr 39min
  • 2018
  • Estonian with English Subtitles

Set during the period of Stalinist tyranny, Moonika Siimets’ drama, set in Estonia, tells of a six-year-old girl, Leelo, whose mother, a school principal, has been expelled to a prison camp. Confused and troubled by her mother’s absence, Leelo focuses on the last thing she said to her - to be a good girl - in the hope it will bring her back. It explores the power of childhood in a time of turmoil. 

Support from the Embassy of Estonia in Ireland

A beautiful story about childhood which builds slowly to a shattering climax.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Tambet Tuisk
Helena Maria Reisner
Yuliya Aug

Filmmakers in Attendance

Schedule & Tickets

26 Feb 20:15 Light House Cinema