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A Stolen Meeting

Varastatud kohtumine

Marking the centenary of her birth, BFMAF presents a new restoration of the seventh and final feature of Leida Laius, one of Estonia’s most distinctive directors. The tenacious Valentina, recently freed from prison in Soviet Russia, heads back to her native Estonia on a quest to find her son Jüri. A Stolen Meeting touches on powerful themes of migration, rootlessness, reconciliation and motherhood at the end of the Soviet Era.


Leida Laius






UK Festival Premiere

Dialogue Languages

Estonian Russian

Subtitle Language

Content Warnings

Mild nudity Mild physical violence Suicide / self-harm

Primary Contact

Triinu Keedus

Distribution (Worldwide)

Triinu Keedus Estonian Film Institute