War is coming to Walk This Way2017/09/11
Walk This Way – an EU MEDIA funded Project for straight-to-VoD European cinema – brings a new collection of films, leaded by the acclaimed Estonian title of universal appeal, In The Crosswind, a II World War story depicting the fight of a woman to survive Stalin´s deportations of thousand of civilian to Siberia.
14 June 1941. Without warning tens of thousands of people in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were removed from their homes. Without any sort of trial men faced being sent to prison camps and women and children were deported to Siberia. The aim of this extraordinary operation – carried out on the orders of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin – was to purge the Baltic countries of their native inhabitants.
Erna fights starvation and humiliation in inhuman conditions, her soul seeks and finds freedom in the letters she sends to her husband who has been sentenced to prison camp. 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.
Along with In The Crosswind, Walk This Way presents four other thrilling titles: WEST – the intrepidous trip of a brave woman and her son to cross the Berlin Wall from East to West Germany in the late 70´s –, Come What May – the azarous journey of a German man chased by the Nazis looking for his son in the occupied French countryside-, Stones for the Rampart –the tale of a group of friends who found the inner courage and strength to rise against the Nazi occupants in Poland- and Circles –a drama inspired by the true story of a Bosnian Serb soldier who died protecting a Bosnian civilian in 1993 during the Bosnian War-.