PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

World premiere

The Best of Salieri

Local title
The Best of Salieri ehk Mina, Eesti režissöör
Title in Russian
Лучшее из Сальери
Original title
The Best of Salieri ehk Mina, Eesti režissöör
Director
Manfred Vainokivi
Country
Estonia
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Baltic Film Competition
Genre
absurd comedy, biographical film
Subject
individual vs society, art, soul-searching, biography, absurd

It is time to get out of the closet and show the world your teeth. The director, who considers himself to be Mozart, has been tootling with his films in the festival circuit for years, waiting for a big breakthrough. For an inexplicable reason, the world has not recognised his talent. Still only Salieris have garnered the fame and the fortune. There is a simple conclusion. The world has not learned anything in 200 years and keeps repeating the same mistake.

If all else fails, justice must be established by force and the world shown its proper place. Taking a bath, the great director is hit by a divine revelation – a manifesto is born to open the world’s eyes. The megalomaniac embarks on a crusade against a large and monstrous enemy, the system. This film will end the rule of the patron saint of all mediocre creators, Salieri, once and for all.

Tiit Tuumalu

Director
Manfred Vainokivi
Producer
Marju Lepp
DoP
Manfred Vainokivi, Mait Mäekivi, German Golub, Peter Koll, Igor Ruus, Marju Lepp, Viktor Koškin
Editor
Kersti Miilen
Production
Filmivabrik
Runtime
Language
Estonian, English
Subtitles
English

Award for Best Baltic Film, grant of 3500 euros from Toyota

Screenings

Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening140503 / The Best of Salieri ehk Mina, Eesti režissöör
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsManfred Vainokivi - Director, DOP, Marju Lepp - Producer, Armin Kõomägi - Producer, German Golub - DOP, Kersti Miilen - Montage
Q&A duration
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