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Kerli Kirch Schneider // Estonia // 2019 // 15:00 min

Live Action // Comedy, Tragedy

Language: Estonian // Subtitles: English

A man falls off a roof. Another one drowns. Another catches fire. Wherever you look, men are dropping like flies. “May God rest their souls,” sigh the widows as they cross themselves somberly. This is the life and the death of the men in Virago—a village where for centuries no man has lived long enough to see his fortieth birthday. Until today. Inspired by true events and set in rural Estonia where the harsh realities of present day weave with the mystical, this film tells the story of viragos—women who possess both heroic and hostile qualities.


#Age   #Fear   #Outsiders   #relationship   #Relationship / Love   #Marriage   #Vehicles   #Family   #Accident   #Women   #Country Life   #Men   #courage   #Mysticism   #Death   #Future  

Festivals & Awards:

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Busan International Short Film Festival 2020 - South Korea - International Competition Grand Prix Award
interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival - Germany 2020
Palm Springs International Shortfest - USA 2020
Fest - New Directors New Films Festival -  Portugal 2020
Bengaluru International Short Film Festival - India 2020
In The Palace International Short Film Festival - Bulgaria 2020
Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes De São Paulo - Brazil 2020
Trieste Film Festival - Italy, 2020
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia - Japan 2020
Drama International Short Film Festival - Greece 2020 - #ThisisEU- European Values Award 
Raindance Film Festival - UK 2020
Festival Europeen Du Film Court De Brest - France 2020
Filmfest Dresden - Germany 2020
New Orleans Film Festival - USA 2020
Chicago International Film Festival - USA 2020
HollyShorts Film Festival - USA 2020
Leeds International Film Festival - UK 2020
Izmir International Short Film Festival - Turkey 2020
Festival du nouveau cinéma - Canada, 2019
Warsaw International Film Festival - Poland, 2019
Cottbus Film Festival, November - Germany, 2019
Cork Film Festival - Ireland, 2019
PÖFF / Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF Shorts) - Estonia, 2019