World Film Festival in Heimtali Community Centre July 17, 2013

World Film festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary, has decided to go on a trip in Estonia.

Every spring for the past 10 years filmmakers have come to Tartu from many different places and taken their audiences on a trip around the world through their films. This summer Worldfilm will start its own tour. The first stop was Kilingi-Nõmme and the Schilling music festival. The second stop will be in Heimtali.
A selection of films screened in Worldfilm during the last 5 years will be shown on August 2nd and 3rd in the Heimtali community centre.

Films are in their original language with English and Estonian subtitles.
Entrance is free!

Films in Heimtali Community Centre 2.-3.08.2013


dir. Valerie Berteau, Philippe Witjes, Belgium/India (64 min)
In the Golden Temple in Amritsar hundreds of volunteers prepare 50 000 free meals every day. The spontaneous choreography of many philanthropists hands reveals the essence and atmosphere of this fascinating place.

20:00 DeafKidsLand, dir. Stefano Cattini, Italy (80 min)
Santa Croce is an ancient mansion that austerely rises in the countryside near Modena in Italy.
The silence of the dawn is interrupted only by the long refrain of the prayers of the nuns that live in it. And, in September, when the school open, even Santa Croce transforms itself in a teaching place, where about 150 kids from 3 to 10 years old are welcome. Twenty of them are deaf.
They come in Santa Croce without sound, without formed words. For breaking the silence and finding the key for communicate with the external world they have to train really hard, but above all they have to spend long time far from their mums and dads.


17:00 ALTO DO MINHO, dir. Miguel Filgueiras, Portugal  (49 min)
Film about people living in the mountains of North-Portugal, their passions and village parties.

18:00 URBAN TUNDRA (15 min), MOOD FOR NOSTALGIA (30 min) and LAUKÜLA KOIT (5 min)
Moving film portraits by young Estonian documentary filmmakers Maria Kivirand and Robi Uppin. Films about a soup kitchen in Tallinn during the big snowstorm of 2010 and about warm and hot-tempered friendship between neighbours who have known each other for entire life  

19:00 ZANZIBAR MUSICAL CLUB, dir. Philippe Gasnier, Patrice Nezan  (85 min)
At sunset in the streets of the old town, the musical clubs of Zanzibar buzz with the joyful sounds of Taarab, the music of Zanzibar, whose style reflects two millenniums of cultural exchange and the island's location at the crossroads of the spice route. Vehicle of cultural identity and living tradition, the performance of Taarab is intrinsically linked to both the ceremonial and everyday life of the island. Its gentle rhythms accompany the listener on every step of his road, from the most solemn to the most blissful moments.

21:00 STEP UP TO THE PLATE, dir. Paul Lacoste, France (86 min)
In 2009, the three-Michelin-stars French chef Michel Bras decides to hand his restaurant over to his son Sebastien, who has been working with him for 15 years. ENTRE LES BRAS tells the story of these extraordinary dishes prepared by a father and a son, in the hilly landscape of Aubrac region. We follow this gastronomic transmission, and enter intimately in their family ties.
Between Jonathan Nossiter's MONDOVINO and Raymond Depardon's LA VIE MODERNE, this documentary draws a moving and joyful portrait of this outstanding family devoted to the Haute Cuisine for three generations...