30.09. - 09.10.2021

The New World Estonia 2011 | 89 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Jaan Tootsen

Jaan Tootsen (*1975) studied at teacher training college in Tallinn and works for Estonian radio. He has made several documentary films and The New World was awarded by the Estonian Journalists’ Association in 2011.

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A group of young people in the Estonian capital Tallinn call themselves "The New World" and challenge the establishment with subversive activities against the motorised city: they paint zebra crossings on streets at night, organize cycling demos or use car parks to party in.  For some, they are anarchists and hippies, for others activists for a better future.  The leader of the movement is Erko, an ex-punk full of ideas who is as impulsive as he is chaotic.  The film follows Erko and his friends over 5 years and shows how hard it is to instill fun and spontaneity in rigid institutional structures.  Over time, cracks begin to appear in the group. Then Erko disappears.

Original title: Uus Maailm
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Estonian
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Jaan Tootsen
Screenplay: Jaan Tootsen, Jaak Kilmi
Producer: Jaak Kilmi
Director of Photography: Mihkel Soe, Jaan Tootsen, Jaak Kilmi
Music: Sander Saarmets, Horret Kuus
Production Design:
Editor: Marta Pulk, Jaan Tootsen
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: DigiBeta (PAL)
German Distributor:
World Sales: Kuukulgur Film
Production: Kuukulgur Film


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