Peeter Simm’s “Georg” [film]

Part of the Montreal World Film Festival – Focus on World Cinema.

A poignant portrait of Georg Ots (1920-1975), Estonia’s best-known classical singer. A man of extraordinary talent who never made it to the world’s great opera stages, Ots constantly found his career thwarted by the political and social climate of his era. Beyond his native Estonia, Ots was known and loved only by audiences in the Soviet Union and in Finland. The unique timbre of his voice is still remembered today. This documentary describes how a great artist’s fate was shaped by difficult and unsteady years. It is an intimate tale of love, intrigue and family.

Showtimes:

August 28, 2008 • 19:00:00

August 29, 2008 • 12:20:00

August 31, 2008 • 17:00:00

CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 13
Estonian w/ english subtitles
2007 / Colour / 107 min