MELCHIOR THE APOTECHARY: THE EXECUTIONER'S DAUGHTER
Director: Elmo Nüganen I ESTONIA
98mins I Drama, Fantasy
Estonian w/ English subtitles I 2023
Section / Program
Vista (World Features)
FREE ONLINE SCREENING
In the third film of medieval thriller, Melchior's wife Keterlyn witnesses a brutal attack. The life of an unknown young man is saved, but the victim who has lost his memory does not know who he is and how he ended up in Tallinn. A ring found at the scene leads Melchior to the night brotherhood, the bizarre troupe who performed on Fair Day also raises questions. Frightening signs suggest that not only the unknown recovering from the attack is in danger, but also Melchior and Keterlyn, who are treating him.At the same time, the pope's envoy, known as a ruthless witch-hunter, arrives in the city.
Cast: Märten Metsaviir
Writer: Indrek Hargla, Olle Mirme, Elmo Nüganen
Producer: Kristian Taska
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.