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Lotte ja kadunud lohed

Lotte and the Lost Dragons

Lotte und die verschwundenen Drachen

 
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‘What is this adventure?’ – ‘Adventures are the coolest thing in the world.’

Gadgetville’s own Lotte is back again with another madcap adventure! This time the curious little puppy has a new partner-in-crime: her baby sister. The fact that tiny Roosi is still wet behind the ears doesn’t stop Lotte from taking her along for some exploring in a world where magical happenings await at every turn. It doesn’t take long for the two to get wrapped up in a genuine adventure: Karl und Viktor, two professors looking to record the world’s oldest folk songs for a song competition, need their help finding a fire-breathing dragon. Thus begins an exciting, topsy-turvy journey that serves up its share of absurd surprises and encounters with a host of loveable, quirky characters.

by
Heiki Ernits
Janno Põldma

Estonia / Latvia 2019

Estonian

78’ · Colour

recommendation: 5 years and up

With

Evelin Võigemast (Lotte)
Helmi Tulev (Roosi)
Mait Malmsten (Karl)
Elina Reinold (Viktor)
Sepo Seeman (Adalbert)
Anu Lamp (Sonja)

Crew

Written and directed by
Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits
Screenplay
Andrus Kivirähk
Editing
Janno Põldma
Animation
Tarmo Vaarmets, Marje Ale, Ülle Metsur, Maiken Silla, Egert Kesa, Taiga Zīle, Aleksandrs Šehovcevs, Jolanta Bīgele
3D Animation
Jaagup Metsalu
Music
Sven Grünberg, Renārs Kaupers
Sound Design
Horret Kuus
Sound Mixer
Horret Kuus, Henri Kuus, Andris Barons
Production Design
Heiki Ernits
Colourist
Lauri Laasik
Assistant Director
Ere Tött
Producers
Kalev Tamm, Vilnis Kalnaellis

Biography

Heiki Ernits

Born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1953, he studied at the Tallinn Pedagogical Institute to become a teacher of art and handicraft. In 1978, he joined the Tallinnfilm Studio as an animator and director. His participation in a state course for film directing in Moscow came to a premature end when he was expelled for publishing a critical caricature. He has worked as a photographer, art teacher, art director and film director. He has also illustrated numerous publications and has made award-winning television commercials. His caricatures have been widely exhibited at home and abroad.

Filmography (joint films)

2000 Lotte reis lõunamaale (Lotte Jorney South) 2001 Lepatriinude jõulud (Ladybird’s Christmas) 2002 Kontsert porgandipirukale (Concert on a Carot Pie) 2006 Leiutajateküla Lotte (Lotte From Gadgetville) 2007 Sügiseleegia (Autumn Elegy); short film 2011 Lotte ja kuukivi saladus (Lotte and the Moonstone Secret) 2019 Lotte ja kadunud lohed (Lotte and the Lost Dragons)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Janno Põldma

Born in Tallinn, Estonia in 1950, he joined the Tallinnfilm Studio in 1973 as a camera assistant and later worked there as a cinematographer. After filming over 20 animation films, he made his directing debut in 1991 with the puppet animation Brothers and Sisters. He has written numerous books and theatre plays for children, some of which he has also directed. His animated film Lotte and the Moonstone Secret, made with Heiki Ernits, screened in Generation in 2012.

Filmography (joint films)

2000 Lotte reis lõunamaale (Lotte Jorney South) 2001 Lepatriinude jõulud (Ladybird’s Christmas) 2002 Kontsert porgandipirukale (Concert on a Carot Pie) 2006 Leiutajateküla Lotte (Lotte From Gadgetville) 2007 Sügiseleegia (Autumn Elegy); short film 2011 Lotte ja kuukivi saladus (Lotte and the Moonstone Secret) 2019 Lotte ja kadunud lohed (Lotte and the Lost Dragons)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

Eesti Joonisfilm

World sales

Rija Films
www.rijafilms.lv