APTEKEER MELCHIOR: VIIRASTUS (MELCHIOR THE APOTECHARY: THE GHOST)
Director: Elmo Nüganen I ESTONIA
90mins I Drama, Fantasy
Estonian w/ English subtitles I 2023
Section / Program
Vista (World Features)
FREE ONLINE SCREENING
PRIMETIME TV (SolarFlix)
In the streets of medieval Tallinn, a night watchman is frightened by a terrible ghost. A tragically drowned daughter of a rich merchant. In the morning, the guard has fallen to death from a high tower and several more people lose their lives in suspicious accidents.
Melchior starts Investigating these events and his paths cross with a prostitute, a priest, a foreign artist and a mad heretic. The clues take him to the Pirita Convent, which gloomy vaults hide a dangerous secret buried in oblivion.
At the same time, Melchior is troubled by the question of why his beloved Keterlyn suddenly breaks their engagement.
Cast: Märten Metsaviir
Producers: Taska Film, Nafta Films, Apollo Film Productions, Hansafilm
Free Online Screening
OCT 17, 2023 - NOV 3, 2023
Director Elmo Nüganen is an Estonian film and theatre director and actor. From 1992-2021, he was the artistic director of Tallinn City Theatre. His debut as a film director and screenwriter was Names in Marble in 2002 with Taska Film, which brought approximately 170,000 people to the cinemas and held the number 1 title of admissions among Estonian films until 2016. Nüganen’s filmography also includes Mindless (2006) and 1944 (2015), both with Taska Film. The latter became the country’s submission for the Academy Awards in 2015. With the Melchior the Apothecary trilogy, Nüganen continues directing films with historical themes based on the best-selling and internationally acclaimed novels written by Indrek Hargla.
Cottbus Film Festival
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Porto International Film Festival – Fantasporto