Georgica (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - Estonia  |  
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With a title taken from a Latin poem by Virgil, Sulev Keedus directed this Estonian drama about a youth, Maecenas (Mait Merekulski), who is sent from the Russian mainland to a remote Estonian island where the only resident is an old man, Jakub (Evald Aavik), whose memories surface in flashbacks, revealing his past as a missionary collecting Zulu songs. These images are contrasted with the more recent traumatic events experienced by Maecenas. Shown at the 1998 Seattle Film Festival.