"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.


Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/allfilmproduction/whoamismilingfortrailer

Mari has terminal cancer. That’s on top of fighting for custody of her daughter. In the midst of this all stands Oliver, the ever-smiling 12-year-old son. Mari prepares him for her death, how to talk or even play football with her after she passes away. When that day comes, he continues to share his life with her – not even death can separate them. This is a film about a young boy coming of age and navigating his life in a time of profound and irreversible change, finding his own way to grieve.



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?” festivals:

53. Giffoni Festival
Just Film 2023
Ale Kino! 2023
"Who am I Smiling For?" 2023