"Who am I Smiling For?" 2023
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Who am I Smiling For?

Sometimes you need to be reborn to understand that death is not the end of life.

Oliver is a 12-year-old boy whose mother, Mari has stage IV cancer, and together they are preparing for her death. Mari tries to show Oliver how to fly around as a spirit, how to talk to her when she’s an angel in the sky or how they will play football together even after she has passed away. At the same time, Mari must fight for her daughter’s custody to have a chance to see her before she dies. In the midst of it stands Oliver, whose main wish is that he could simply live happily forever together with his mother and sister. “Who am I Smiling For?” portrays a young boy dealing with the delicate matters of losing his mother to a fatal illness and the probability of losing his sister as well. This is a film about the love of a mother and her children – nothing can separate them, not even death.

Director & Screenwriter:
Eeva Mägi
Narrator & Co-Writer:
Oliver Cypriano
Director of Photography:
Sten-Johan Lill, ESC
Kersti Miilen
Sound Designer:
Ranno Tislar
Tanel Kadalipp
Re-recording Mixer:
Gabriel Solis
Kristofer Piir
Dora Nedeczky
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"Who am I Smiling For?" 2023