A TALE OF NIXIE

NÄKILUGU

By Heleri SAARIK

NAFTA - as PROD

Fantasy - Completed 2010

Story of a nine-year-old girl who is living poor house. While waiting her father who is a sailor, she meets a strange woman, who seems to know all about the sea life and underwater secrets.

Festivals
& Awards

IFF Edinburgh 2011
Official Selection
Short FF "Sleepwalkers" 2011
Official Selection
Grand Off Film Festival and Film Award 2011
Best Cinematography
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Fantasy, Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • ESTONIA
    • Languages
    • ESTONIAN
    • Duration
    • 27 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Heleri SAARIK
    • Writer(s)
    • Heleri SAARIK, Andero UUSBERG
    • Producer(s)
    • Esko RIPS (Nafta Films OÜ), Evar ANVELT (Baltic Film & Media School)
    • Synopsis

    • In the early 19th Century, a young girl, Kaisa, is left in the care of some strange old women while waiting for her father to return from the sea. Feeling lonely and isolated, she is taken under the wing of Ida, the strangest of them all. As their friendship grows, Ida reveals to her the deep dark secrets of the water spirits and sea creatures.

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