My Father the Spy

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MS12

Genre

Documentary

Director

Jaak Kilmi, Gints Grube

Run time

1h 25min

As a young Soviet student in 1978, Ieva could not have predicted that a holiday visit to her father, Imants Lešinskis, then working at the United Nations in New York City, would irreversibly split her life in two. Entangled in a murky game she would be unable to quit, Ieva is forced to leave her former life behind. Pulling back the curtain on the shady behind-the-scenes world of the Cold War, this film tells a daughter’s dramatic story of her double-agent father, exploring their relationship against the backdrop of events which have their roots over four decades ago. The documentary had its international premiere at the prestigious Sheffield Doc/Fest. It will have its Tallinn premiere during the Baltic Film Days.

Genre

Documentary

Director

Jaak Kilmi, Gints Grube

Run time

1h 25min

As a young Soviet student in 1978, Ieva could not have predicted that a holiday visit to her father, Imants Lešinskis, then working at the United Nations in New York City, would irreversibly split her life in two. Entangled in a murky game she would be unable to quit, Ieva is forced to leave her former life behind. Pulling back the curtain on the shady behind-the-scenes world of the Cold War, this film tells a daughter’s dramatic story of her double-agent father, exploring their relationship against the backdrop of events which have their roots over four decades ago. The documentary had its international premiere at the prestigious Sheffield Doc/Fest. It will have its Tallinn premiere during the Baltic Film Days.

Info

Rating

Under 12 Not Recommended

Production year

2019

Local distributor

Pimik

In cinema

8/30/2019