Estonia Mon Amour / Estland Mon Amour

“Come with me, I’ll show you my summer land! Do you even know where Estonia is? Right in the centre of life!” big brother said to little sister. Many years ago Klaus Tiedemann set off to the Baltic states in search of his roots and the path to self-determination. He came to find his paradise in a small fishing village in the north east of Estonia. It was here that he also came to an early death of unknown causes and under bizarre circumstances. His sister, film director Sibylle Tiedemann, makes her own way to Estonia following in her brother’s footsteps in search of answers. A moving film about the encounter with a mysterious corner of the earth called Estonia, about the search for a meaning in life, about taking farewell – and the smile of a new beginning.


Country of Production

Year of Production

35mm, Digi Beta Pal

94 min

Sibylle Tiedemann

Production filmproduktion in co-production with Sibylle Tiedemann Film, MDR and SWR, in association with ARTE

Original Language
Estonian, German, English


Festivals / Awards

Hofer Filmtage 2004
Visions du Réel Nyon 2005
OxDox Oxford 2005
Filmfest Biberach 2005
Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2005
Black Nights FF Tallinn 2005
Worldfilm – Tartu Festival of Visual Culture 2006
Ljubljana DF 2006
Bozener Filmtage 2006
"Der Neue Heimatfilm" - Festival Freistadt 2006
Moscow International Visual Anthropology Festival 2006