NIINA

PRISCILLA OF THE BALTICS

By Liina PAAKSPUU

MOJO RAISER PRODUCTION, SIA KMVKP - as PROD

Black comedy - Development 2016

Transgender woman Priscilla returns to her home village to make amends with her past.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • LATVIA, ESTONIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Liina PAAKSPUU
    • Writer(s)
    • Liina PAAKSPUU, Guna STAHOVSKA
    • Producer(s)
    • Guna STAHOVSKA (Mojo Raiser Production), Fyodor DRUZIN, Pamela DRAMEH
    • Synopsis
    • Transgender Priscilla (35) has a fatal form of cancer. When she finds out that her estranged father has passed
      and left her their shabby farm house near the Estonian-Latvian border, she decides that she must make amends
      with her past and travels home from London for the first time since she was a boy of 13.
      Meanwhile, an unknowing Lars (56), long time lover and replacement father figure, the head of a drag queen show
      with which Priscilla performed, decides to take her to a performance in St. Petersburg like she always dreamed.
      As Priscilla begins to rediscover her childhood and learns more about her father, she is courted by an unlikely
      admirer from the village, Martin (30) who quietly but persistently offers his help in dealing with village life.
      Before Lars and the drag queen show group arrive, Priscilla dies. The local coroner decides to give Priscilla a
      burial as a man. Martin is heartbroken over his loss and joins forces with Lars and the drag queens to steal the
      casket and bury Priscilla as she would have wanted – as a woman - and see her out with a final fabulous show.
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