27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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A Well-Kept Secret
A Well-Kept Secret

A Well-Kept Secret

director: Mihkel Oksmann
original title: Soonlepa Saladus
country: Estonia
year: 2018
running time: 25 min.


The small Estonian village of Soonlepa is home to its last three residents – a witch, an artist, and a philologist. All their lives will change when Aino the witch is diagnosed with cancer. This melancholy film captures everyday life in an abandoned village with interviews full of memories of youth and discussions of art and poetry. 


Mihkel Oksmann (1992) is a young Estonian director and documentarian. In 2018, he earned a master’s degree from the film academy. Besides film, he is also involved in conceptual art, music, and producing. 

more about film

director: Mihkel Oksmann
cast: Aino Undo, Enn Johannes, Tõnu Otsason
producer: Mihkel Oksmann
music: Fred Klein
sound: Juhan Vihterpal
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