Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania / 2016 / 102 min
Intent on repairing a rift in their relationship, Anna and Juhan retreat to a seaside house lent to them by well-heeled friends. After witnessing an accident on rocky shore, they take in a wounded woman and her husband – a couple they find they have a lot in common with. Anna and Juhan begin to pretend they own the house, engaging their guests in a game of domination that propels their relationship to the brink of destruction.
Director: Vallo Toomla
Born in 1983, a young promising talent in Estonian cinema. He has studied Theology in Tartu University and Film Directing at Baltic Film and Media School. His student films have all been aired by Estonian Public Broadcasting and his short film Devil's Vaudeville was in domestic cinema distribution. Pretenders is his debut feature.
Cast: Mirtel Pohla, Priit Võigemast, Mari Abel, Meelis Rämmeld