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Martti Helde, 2014 87 minutes Laura Peterson, Tarmo Song, Mirt Preegel, Ingrid Isotamm, Einar Hillep Estonia Estonian, Russian 1 June 2017 Dutch

14 June 1941. Estonian Erna, a mother of a young daughter, is sent to Siberia. Fighting starvation and humiliation, her soul seeks and finds freedom in the letters she sends to her husband who has been sentenced to prison camp.

In June 1941, without warning, tens of thousands of people in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were removed from their homes. Men were sent to prison camps and women and children were deported to Siberia. The aim of this operation - carried out on the orders of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin - was to purge the Baltic countries of their native inhabitants. Estonian Erna, happily married and the mother of a young daughter, is sent to Siberia. For her, time takes on another dimension. The years in Siberia rob Erna of something much more precious than just her youth. This film is based on a true story and uses extraordinary visual techniques and language to tell the heart-wrenching tale of the fate of thousands of Estonians.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FILM IS IN ESTONIAN AND RUSSIAN, WITH DUTCH SUBTITLES.