Jaak Kilmi’s documentary Disco and Atomic War will screen at the mini film festival Regained Freedom on 23 November at 18:00 at Balassi Institute – Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels.
Regained Freedom is a film festival that marks 30 years of freedom in Eastern Europe, the Baltics and the Balkans. The programme proposes a deep reflection on the past: the selection focuses on the historical moment of 89, presenting the circumstances that led to, the way of life during and the events that triggered the changes from the totalitarian regimes.
Estonian documentary Disco and Atomic War is the story of a generation growing up in Estonia, in the Soviet Union, under the thumb of Moscow, where the authorities controlled all aspects of life. Jaak Kilmi presents life behind the Iron Curtain, and the key role of Western pop culture played in the breakup of the Soviet Union. A funny, a personal story of coming of age of how youngsters of Estonia had their lives altered by illegally intercepted broadcasts of Dallas and disco dance shows of a Finnish TV channel.