International Competition

Pit No. 8

Marianna Kaat
Screening time  
28.02. / Ponedjeljak, 18:00 - 20:00 Dvorana 2  
01.03. / Utorak, 15:00 - 17:00 Dvorana 3  
05.03. / Subota, 18:00 - 20:00 Dvorana 4  
In the heart of a once thriving Ukrainian coal-mining region everybody digs – pensioners, unemployed miners and even the children.

Years ago, the town’s desperate residents decided to start mining illegally; they excavate everywhere. The story focuses on the Sikanov family, which has three children. The fifteen-year-old Yura, the grandson of a powerful Soviet plant manager, is the head of the family working as a miner in the illegal pit. Jura wants more than anything to run his own cafe somewhere far from home, but the responsibility for the two sisters and looming economic crisis pushes his dreams to a distant future.

Marianna Kaat

Marianna Kaat was born and lives in Tallinn, Estonia. She started as an assistant director and script editor/developer at Eesti Telefilm studio. For five years she was an acquisition manager for the Estonian National Television. In 1998 she founded her own production company, Baltic Film Production.

General sponsor

Auk Nr 8

Estonia, Ukraine
2010, 95', color, video

Directed by:
Marianna Kaat

Screenplay by:
Marianna Kaat

Rein Kotov

Edited by:
Max Golomidov

Timo Steiner

Marianna Kaat

Produced by:
Baltic Film Production