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Heleni sünnipäev


A film by Tanno Mee

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): Divorce / Midlife crisis

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  • Tanno Mee


    Tanno Mee (1983) graduated from the Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) BA program of film and video directing in 2008 with a short film "House of Memories" (35'). In 2010 Tanno premiered a short documentary "Being Normal" (28'), commissioned by the Estonian Public Broadcasting, and in 2014 another documentary "Allan Leida, Leida Allan" - co-directed with Liis Nimik. With an interest in sensitive, nuanced drama, Tanno is shifting back to fiction with his new short film "Helen's Birthday".

    2008: House of Memories
    2010: Being Normal
    2014: Allan Leida, Leida Allan
    2017: Helen’s Birthday

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2017: Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy
  • 2017: Nordic Film Days Lübeck
  • 2017: Scanorama European Film Forum | New Baltic Cinema Competition Program
  • 2017: Riga International Film Festival 2Annas | Baltic Short Film CompetitionWinner Baltic Competition


Middle-aged Helen, who still hasn’t gotten over her divorce, is dragged to the nightclub on her birthday. Unable to give life a new chance, she ends the night as an intruder in her old home.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 18'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: 5.1
  • Country(ies) of production: Estonia
  • Original Language(s): Estonian
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Mari Abel, Margus Prangel, Gert Raudsep
  • Screenplay: Tanno Mee
  • Cinematographer: Mart Raun
  • Sound: Ann Reimann
  • Producer: Marianne Ostrat

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Alexandra Film