World Premiere

Soviet Friendsbook

Local title
Ankeet
Title in Russian
Анкета
Original title
Anketa
Director
Aljona Suržikova
Country
Estonia
Year
2020
Festival
KinoFF, 24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Main programme of Kinoff, BALTIC FILM COMPETITION

A friendsbook was like Facebook during the Soviet times.

Many had one. Russian kids called it a Form. Classmates were asked to write in it and say what they thought love is, what they wanted to be when they grow up, what their favourite food was. It was mostly girls who had friendsbooks, of course. Twenty-five years later, Alyona Surzhikova browses her 6th grade friendsbook and decides to go and find her then classmates to ask whether their dreams have come true.

She travels to Russia and Germany and even Cambodia and puts together a thought-provoking aggregate portrait of the Russian generation that grew up during the restoration of Estonia’s independence. Many of them have left Estonia by now, with half of Surzhikova’s classmates living abroad. Why did they do that? What do they think about Estonia? And what would they write into the Form now?

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Director
Aljona Suržikova
Screenwriter
Aljona Suržikova
Producer
Olesja Rotar
Runtime
Language
Russian, English

Screenings

Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening070603 / Ankeet
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsAljona Suržikova, Sergei Trofimov, Anatyoli Štšura, Dmitri Piibe
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening075003 / Ankeet
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 2 Tallink Apollo Kino Astri Narva
Screening093201 / Ankeet
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall Jõhvi Kontserdimaja Jõhvi
Screening153301 / Ankeet
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker