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Synopsis

Transnistria – also known by the official self-appellation “Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic” (PMR) - is a country on the edge of Europe, unrecognised by the rest of the word. For many years now, Igor Smirnow, according to his own judgement the republic’s irreplaceable president, has been waving to his people from the capital’s stands. Under his charismatic leadership, the building of a sovereign state on the ruins of the USSR and in the once richest industrial region of Moldavia practically failed. Although Transnistria conducts own border controls and has an own army and currency, it is far from being independent. In fact, it entirely depends on Russia’s benevolence. Whenever there are presidential elections, oppositional candidates usually show up with plans on how to get the country running again. However, the fight over the leadership of this invisible country quickly becomes very emotional.

Meeli Muhu and Kristina Norman were successful in making their political farce an entertaining and highly topical documentary that is quite captivating – even though now and then one chokes on their own laughter.

Guests

Kristina Norman

Kristina Norman

Director PMR

Meelis Muhu

Meelis Muhu

Director PMR

PMR - In the State of Limbo

Director

Meelis Muhu, Kristina Norman

Script

Meelis Muhu

Genre

Documentary

Category

Documentary Competition

Country and Year

Estonia 2014

Language

Russian, engl. subtitles

Running time

80 min

Dates

Sunday 05.10.

20:45 Actors Studio 1

Monday 06.10.

16:30 Actors Studio 1