Mother (Oscar entry)

4:00 pm

This “Fargo-like" comic crime mystery set in small-town Estonia centers on Elsa, the mother and full time caretake of Lauri, a teacher who has been in a coma since being shot under suspicious circumstances. Köusaar cunningly navigates a script that slowly pieces together the truth behind Lauri’s shooting through his visitor’ confessionals to the comatose protagonist. The film has all the ingredients of a satisfying mystery: secret love affairs, nosey policemen, missing money, and the works.

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