The Little Comrade
The year is 1950 as the Soviet Union occupies Estonia. Stalin's terrorist machine steams on and does what it can to eradicate the Estonian heritage. 6-year-old Leelo's mother, who is the principal of the village school, is arrested while Leelo watches as the security service finds a Latvian flag among his mother's belongings. A forbidden, patriotic symbol. The mother's last words to the daughter sound; "If you're a good little girl, I'll be back soon…". Leelo promises to be a good little girl to get her mother back.
An important historical document that shows how the Russian occupation could be seen through the eyes of a child. The film is directed by Estonian Moonika Simmets after Lello Tungl's famous trilogy "Comrade Kid", "The Grown-ups" and "Velvet and Sawdust".