A journey through the memory of Finland, Russia and Estonia.
From Turku to Tallinn, there is a road that links the lands of Finland, Russia and Estonia. Memory, war, independence, occupation, identity, revolution, cooperation, this 2000 km route reflects the major upheavals of the 20th century. It has been paced up and down for several months by the two French filmmakers of Atelier Limo.
Following the route, they met three generations of people unveiling issues such as historical inheritance, otherness, national identities, sharing their dreams and aspirations. The protagonists of the film “The Detour” re-create the turbulent history of this route through their own lives and experiences.
The Detour is the result of one year of research, interviews and travels. During the autumn 2011, the film will be presented in 20 places in Estonia, Russia and Finland.
The documentary film will be presented twice in Turku in December:
- Dec. 7th at Åbo Svenska Teater's Studio and
- Dec. 17th at Manilla