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Take It Or Leave It

Take It Or Leave It

Original name: Võtavõijäta
English name: Take It Or Leave It
Year:2018
Run time: 102 mins
Language: Estonian, Finnish
Type (Colour/ Black & white):Colour
Country: Estonia
Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo
Producer: Ivo Felt
Cast: Reimo Sagor, Liis Lass, Epp Eespäev, EgonNuter
Screenplay: Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo
Cinematographer: Erik Põllumaa
Editor: Tambet Tasuja
Sound Designer: Seppo Vanhatalo
Music Composer: Sten Sheripov
Costume Designer: Anu Lensment
Production Designer: Markku Pätilä, Kirsi Lember
Production Company: Allfilm
World Sales: Allfilm
World Sales Phone: +372 672 9070
World Sales Email: allfilm@allfilm.ee

Festivals

  • Tallinn Black Nights FF 2018
  • AFI Fest 2018
  • Warsaw IFF 2018
  • Cottbus IFF 2018
  • Arras FF 2018

Selected Filmography:

  • The Gardener (Short) 2001
  • Smiling Women (Doc) 2003
  • Footsteps of Middendorff (Doc) 2006
  • Sim, Samulia And The Dolce Vita (Doc) 2009
  • Silent Surrender (Doc) 2010

Director's Biography:

Film director, screenwriter and editor Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo was born in 1976 in Pärnu, Estonia. She studied cultural studies at Tallinn University, at the European Film College in Denmark and at the Catalonia Film School in Spain. She has worked as a screenwriter and editor on numerous documentary films and Take It Or Leave It (2018) is her debut feature. The film was chosen as the Estonian candidate for the Academy Award for best foreign language film.

Synopsis

One sleepy Saturday morning a 30-year-old construction worker Erik gets some earth shattering news: his ex-girlfriend Moonika who he hasn’t even seen for the past six months is about to go into labour. She however is not ready for motherhood and if Erik doesn’t want the kid either, the little girl will be put up for adoption. Take it or leave it!

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