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The main characters in the documentary ELUSIVE LANDSCAPES include Pille, Felix, Father Agaton, Hellat and Kateriina, who all live in Western Estonia. Pille, whose last surviving close relative is her daughter living in Finland, attempts to farm sheep alone while defying old age. Felix is worried about bees. Beehives remain empty, bee colonies are dying out, queens are not laying enough eggs for the new generations to hatch. Fields are being poisoned and primaeval forests are being clear-cut. Father Agaton serves small local Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church congregations, performs blessings, and administers Communion. The Estonian Defence League member Hellat and his daughter Kateriina look for silver, which is supposedly buried in the ground. Legend has it that Vikings reached the local seaside villages through a place called Neidsaare, through the reed turfs of the shallow bay.
About the director
Sulev Keedus was born on July 21, 1957 in Estonia. He graduated from Tallinn Pedagogical University in 1979. In 1989, he completed the High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors in Moscow. Since 1983 he has been working as an independent filmmaker. His films have received recognition and won awards at many domestic and foreign events over the years.