Lauri Randla’s first feature film „Goodbye Soviet Union“ in preproduction

Exitfilm has signed the Agreement with Finnish company OY BUFO AB to co-produce and distribute the production. Companies have been successful applying the production support from local financiers Estonian Film Institute and Finnish Film Foundation. Also Public broadcasters ERR and YLE are participating in the project.

The casting involves well-known Estonian and Finnish actors – Ülle Kaljuste, Tõnu Oja, Nika Savolainen, Pääru Oja, Jekaterina Novosjolova. The main children characters are Finnish schoolboy Niklas Kousmitchev and Estonian schoolgirl Elina Baratashvili.

The shoot will be carried through in locations in Estonia – Tallinn, Sillamäe and Rapla - where the remarkable monument of the late-soviet architecture Okta Centrum will be the basis for the stuudio buildings.

The shooting will be commenced in July 4th.

Postproduction takes place in Finland.

The film is planned to release in autumn 2019.