Meet The Auteur at Elektriteater #10: Aliona van der Horst

28. November, 2022 18:00 |

Tartu Elektriteater

We welcome a renowned Dutch filmmaker Aliona van der Horst from to South-Estonia. She is known for her personal, poetic and cinematic vision, which makes her films profoundly compelling and touching. Her most recent film, Turn your body to the sun (2021) deals with history and memory through the story of a daughter searching for her father’s past and is hailed for its artistic use of archival footage. Now you are invited to see the film by yourself!

18.00 Turn Your Body to Sun (2021, 93 min)
Film is followed by a talk with Aliona van der Horst, moderated by Kaarel Kuurmaa.

The films are with English subtitles. The entrance is free!

Turn Your Body to the Sun (2021, 93 min)

The film tells the incredible story of a Soviet soldier who was captured by the Nazi’s. After the Second world war he was sent to a brutal Stalin- camp where the love letters of an unknown girl helped him survive. Sixty years later, his daughter traces his path to understand her silent father. With intimate documents and unique colour archival footage a deeply personal and a collective story emerges that still haunts new generations.