"Zero Point" 2014
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Zero Point

“Zero Point”, based on a bestselling novel, is a drama about the most pressing problems of today’s youth –
school bullying and the low self-esteem it causes, adjustment disorders, and search of recognition.

Sensitive and restless Johannes is accepted to an elite school in the city and expects life to go uphill. Instead, he becomes the victim of mental abuse by his classmates. In search of recognition, he goes to his old friends from suburbs, who spend their time doing drugs, hanging around, and partying, rather than focusing on schoolwork. At home, Johannes must deal with his mother’s deteriorating mental health. As the tension grows, he finds himself at zero point, where he must completely reset his life to build it up from scratch. After being denounced as an outcast in school and frightened away from home by his mother’s developing schizophrenia, there is no other way out for Johannes but to start improving his life by reforming himself.

Director:
Mihkel Ulk
Screenwriter:
Margit Keerdo-Dawson
Director of Photography:
Mihkel Soe, ESC
Production Designer:
Sirly Oder
Composer:
Janek Murd
Sound:
Ranno Tislar, Valter Jakovlev
Costumes:
Kristiina Ago
Editors:
Margo Siimon, Hendrik Mägar
Producer:
Evelin Soosaar – Penttilä
Cast:
Märt Pius, Epp Eespäev, Saara Kadak, Linda Kolde, Henrik Kalmet
Feature / 114 min. / 1:2,35 / DCP / 5.1
Domestic release date December, 2014
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“Zero Point” festivals:

  • Shanghai IFF, 2015
  • World Premieres Film Festival, Philippines, 2015
  • Let’s Cee Film Festival, 2015
  • The 12th International Film Festival of Tamil Nadu, India, 2015
  • Espoo Ciné Film Festival, 2015
  • Baltic Debuts Film Festival, 2015

 

  • 64 International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg, 2015
  • Misr International Films, 2015
  • CinEast Film Festival, 2015
  • Stockfish Film Festival, Island, 2016
  • Minneapolis Film Festival, 2016
  • Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival, 2016
"Zero Point" 2014