VOYAGE BEYOND THREE SEAS. Focus on Estonia 2010
Disco and Atomic War
  • Director: Jaak Kilmi (Estonia)

    Was born in 1973. Graduated from the De- partment of Culture of Tallinn Pedagogical University, majoring in directing. He has (co-) directed and produced a string of award-win- ning short films; a number of documentary films and two feature films. Kilmi has acted as a member of the film commission of the Cul- tural Endowment of Estonia and the Estonian Film Board, and is a member of the Estonian Association of Film Journalists (the Esto- nian branch of FIPRESCI) since 1995. Since 2001 he teaches film directing at Estonian Art Academy and at the University of Tallinn.

Estonia,  2009,  78 min.
Hagi Shein, Edward Lucas, Georgi Potsheptsov

Disco and Atomic War tells the story of a strange kind of information war, where a totalitarian regime stands face to face with the heroes of popular culture. And loses. Finnish television was a window to a world of dreams that the authorities could not block in any way. Though Finnish channels were banned, many households found some way to access the forbidden fruit. Disco and Atomic War offers its own version of recent history, mixing spy games into a human tragicomedy.