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1944

1944

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**ESTONIA'S SUBMISSION TO THE 2017 ACADEMY AWARDS FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM** In World War II, the Russian Army and Nazi forces invaded Estonia tearing families apart and forcing locals to battle one-another beside these vicious armies. This Oscar submission is the true tale of a nation ravaged by war. From director Elmo Nüganen one of the stars of the Academy Award nominated Tangerines 1944 is a thrilling and emotional war story that shows the hopes, aims and drama of the Estonian men caught between two forces as objectively as possible. Bonus feature includes short film Les Deux Vies de Nate Hill. Package includes: Directors' statement, Why-We-Selected statement, and chapter breaks. Review OFFICIAL SELECTION - Berlin Int'l Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION - Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION - Camerimage International Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION - European Union Film Festival Toronto OFFICIAL SELECTION - Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION - Central and Eastern European Film Festival ---Ranking as Estonia's biggest domestic box office success, Elmo Nuganen's gritty war epic, 1944, provides a harsh perspective on the country's painful 20th-century history. --Alissa Simon, VarietyBreaking box office records back home, Estonia's official Academy Awards entry in the Best Foreign Language Film race is a handsome World War II drama. Director Elmo Nuganen...shows a flair for grand-scale spectacle in his polished second feature. --Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter
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