The Little Comrade

  • Feature
  • 2018
  • 100 Minutes
  • Estonia
  • Language: Estonian and Russian

In the midst of Stalinist tyranny, six-year-old Leelo's mother is sent to a prison camp. Haunted by her mother's last words telling her to be a good kid, Leelo vows to be on her best behaviour in the confusing grown-up world in the hope that it will bring her mother back.

Director: Moonika Siimets

Screenwriter: Moonika Siimets

Production Company: Amrion

Premier Status: Regional premiere



2018: Busan International Film Festival, BNK Busan Bank Award (Audience Award), Winner, South Korea

2018: UK Film Festival, Best Film, Winner, London

2018: Waterloo Historical Film Festival, critics' award, Winner, Belgium

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Moonika Siimets

DOP / Camera: Rein Kotov

Editor: Tambet Tasuja

Music: Tõnu Kõrvits

Sound: Matis Rei

Production Designer: Jaagup Roomet

Producer: Riina Sildos

Cast: Tambet Tuisk, Helena Maria Reisner, Yuliya Aug, Juhan Ulfsak


Moonika Siimets

Moonika Siimets (born 1980) graduated from the audiovisual department of Tallinn University, majoring in directing. Moonika has also studied literature and folklore at the University of Tartu. She known for her short films, Oled see sina? (2013) and The Last Romeo (2013).

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