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Phantom Owl Forest (2018)

Eia jõulud Tondikakul (original title)
"Eia's Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm" is about a 10-year-old girl Eia who, due to many coincidences, has to spend her Christmas break at a Southern-Estonian farm called Phantom Owl Farm. ... See full summary »

Director:

Anu Aun

Writer:

Anu Aun
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Credited cast:
Maria Annus Maria Annus ... Sonja ema
Robert Annus Robert Annus ... Sonja isa
Annabrith Heinmaa Annabrith Heinmaa ... Sonja
Marvin Inno Marvin Inno ... Robi
Riho Kütsar Riho Kütsar ... Politsenik
Liis Lemsalu Liis Lemsalu ... Jete
Tõnu Oja Tõnu Oja ... August
Siim Oskar Ots Siim Oskar Ots ... Ats
Märt Pius ... Moorits
Priit Pius ... Laurits
Mirtel Pohla Mirtel Pohla ... Lilli
Anne Reemann Anne Reemann ... Juuli
Jaan Rekkor Jaan Rekkor ... Ott
Paula Rits Paula Rits ... Eia
Meelis Rämmeld ... Traktori Pets
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"Eia's Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm" is about a 10-year-old girl Eia who, due to many coincidences, has to spend her Christmas break at a Southern-Estonian farm called Phantom Owl Farm. Little Eia has no idea that she would be the one to save the forest behind the farm from being cut down by a greedy forest manager, Raivo. Eia's arrival helps two young people find love and helps Eia find out her family's biggest secret.

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Goofs

During the first half of the film, when Jete takes Sonja around the woods to photograph animals, the camera Jete uses keeps changing between shots between a Canon 6D and a Canon 7D Mark2. When Jete takes the photo of the Otter coming out of the lake, you can clearly see from the front that the camera is a Canon 6D, but when she reviews the photo from the back of the camera it is clearly a Canon 7D Mark2. See more »

Soundtracks

Sel ööl on tunne
Performed by Liis Lemsalu
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Pleasant nature-based non-religious December film
23 January 2020 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

In spite of its mood, venue and timing, this film has no direct focus on Xmas, most of events take place after this and include New Year´s Eve... The events are realistic, contemporary, including some topics often depicted in (Estonian) media: intergenerational issues, nature preservation, forest economy and management...

The approach is educational, yet versatile and pleasant, through the eyes of an bright girl with her heart and mind in the right place... Performances and camerawork are good, beautiful landscape is clearly visible (hopefully nobody thinks that birds-animals were created using computer!) and at present, with no snow at all, it is pleasant to acknowledge that winters in Estonia tend to include lots of snow and whiteness.


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Country:

Estonia

Language:

Estonian

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

Eia's Christmas Mission See more »

Filming Locations:

Tallinn, Estonia See more »

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EUR1,000,000 (estimated)
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Kinosaurus Film, Luxfilm See more »
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