Taming a Wild Country at Světozor Cinema

24. 2. 2019

Author: Veronika Zýková

The Institute of Documentary Film and Documentary Monday invite you to a screening of Rodeo: Taming a Wild Country. The film, which had an international premiere at the prestigious Hot Docs, will be screened in a Small Hall at Světozor Cinema on March 4, at 8:45 pm. The film will be screened with English subtitles. Buy the tickets here.

It is 1992 and the first free elections held in Estonia since World War II have to the surprise of all brought to power young and idealistic political forces. They are led by 32-year-old Mart Laar, Europe’s youngest prime minister, who is charged with crafting a country out of chaos. Rodeo: Taming a Wild Country is a story about gaining and losing trust, about the widening conflict between idealists and a rising economic elite, when a prime minister’s good options grow fewer by the day. 

Rodeo was directed by Raimo Jõerand and Kiur Aarma, who also co-produced the successful film Disco and Atomic War (2009). Rodeo is part of East Silver Caravan which aims to support festival distribution of documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe.

Previously, the Institute of Documentary Film screened as part of Documentary Monday in Světozor Cinema The Trial - The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov (dir. Askold Kurov) in support of the imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, My Granny from Mars (dir. Alexander Mihalkovich), a film prohibited by the Ministry of Culture from being screened at IFF Listapad in Minsk, Belarus, and also a visually astounding The Last Ice Hunters by Rožle Bregar and Jure Breceljnik.

Directed by: Raimo Jõerand, Kiur Aarma
Camera: Manfred Vainokivi
Editing: Matti Näränen
Estonia, Finland, 2018, 74 minutes

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