Letters to Father Jaakob

With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and Leila finds herself cast in a new role. [Synopsis courtesy of Pusan International Film Festival]

The Fencer

An introverted champion athlete arrives from Leningrad to Haapsalu in 1952 to become a PE teacher. Against principal’s opposition, he starts teaching children fencing. From a bumpy begininng, fencing becomes a therapy for children and the trainer after rough war time. But principal still wants to know why the athlete came to Haapsalu in the first place.