Rodeo – Taming a Wild Country

In 1992, Estonia saw its first free election since World War II. The young republic was in chaos. Still, a 32-year-old idealist called Mart Laar was elected into office and went on to become Europe’s youngest Prime Minister.
Estonian-Finnish co-production tells of the first years of independence as the country traveled towards capitalism and out of the Soviet past. Suddenly you could get bananas and pantyhose from the store – if you had money. 

Language: Estonian, English, Swedish, Finnish
Subtitles: English

The directors Kiur Aarma and Raimo Jõerand and producer Ari Matikainen will be present at Monday’s screening. Only Matikainen will be present after Saturday’s screening. After Friday’s screening, at 18:45 at Savoy, a discussion will be held on the first years of Estonia’s independence.

  • Director: Kiur Aarma, Raimo Jõerand
  • Country: Estonia
  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 75 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: Manfred Vainokivi
  • Editing: Matti Näränen
  • Audio: Horret Kuus
  • Music: Ardo Ran Varres
  • Production: Kiur Aarma, Ari Matikainen / Traumfabrik & Kinocompany


  • Savoy-teatteri: Mon 29.1. klo 19.00, avajaisnäytös
  • Savoy-teatteri: Fri 2.2. klo 17.30
  • Kinopalatsi 7: Sat 3.2. klo 21.00