"Stairway to Heaven" is written and directed by Mart Kivastik. The film is based on Kivastik's novel of the same name, which was published in 2019. "Stairway to Heaven" is a story about time and music, friendship and love, death and life today and in the childhood of the 70s. The story begins when a friend reveals with his final breath to protagonist Uu a secret, teaching him to go into the past. Uu is an engineer and does not believe in magic, but the trick actually works. The past is nice: eternal summer, long hair, girls, and Jenkki chewing gum.
Andrus Kivirähki raamatute “Kaka ja kevad”, "Karneval ja kartulisalat" ja „Tont ja Facebook“ ainetel valminud täispikas animafilmis astuvad üles Kivirähki lugudest tuntud tegelased kaka, frikadellid, isa sokid, musikaalne sitikas ning paljud teised vähem ja rohkem kummalised tegelinskid. Animeeritud tegelastega kõrvu teeb filmis näitlejadebüüdi juttude autor Andrus Kivirähk. Tänapäeva laste eluga hästi haakuv linalugu puudutab suuri aegadeüleseid teemasid nagu sõprus, armastus, igatsus, perekond ja hirm, millel on sageli suured silmad.
Thriller “The Sleeping Beast” tells the story of a group of children spending their summer in a sleepy hamlet, where their only entertainment is simply hanging around and climbing in an abandoned manufacturing facility, until they are forbidden to do that. The gang’s boss Kristjan and his friends Ariel, Loore, Mia-Margot and Siim decide to ignore the ban. This decision changes their lives and friends face a grim confrontation. They need to answer the question – what is right and what is wrong?
Andres, the main character of the film, is a sensitive teenager raised by his strict grandparents in a small bland Soviet Estonian town. He is being bullied at school and his only friends are the drunkards, whores, and thieves living next door. Among them are a rough but sensible recidivist Valter and the simpleminded fisherman Kolla. And the only way to escape from his worries is to go fishing on the lake... The film talks about boyhood, friendship, first love, loss of loved ones, self-discovery, and coming of age.