Cinema for me is…
Eva Liisa in 25 frames
1. Describe yourself in ten words.
Stressed, depressed & orc obsessed.
Better answer: funny, helpful, quiet, creative, short-tempered, thoughtful, hard-working, melancholic, dedicated, kind.
2. What are your 3 best qualities and your 3 worst habits?
3 best qualities: I work well under pressure, I’m a creative thinker, and I’m fairly easy to get along with.
3 worst habits: I’m not a morning person, I procrastinate and I forget to ask for help.
3. What is your dream job?
Independent comic book artist and animator.
4. What do you like most about your country?
How in-touch we are with nature.
5. What is your favorite dish in your country?
Any kind of Christmas food.
6. What is the word or the expression in your native language that you like the most and what does it mean?
“Sitta kah” – a phrase coined by Priit Pärn in Estonia’s most popular caricature, published in 1987 during the Phosphorite War as an act of protest. Means “I don’t give a shit ”.
7. What European capital have you visited lately?
8. Other than your own, which European country would you love to live in?
9. What does Europe means to you?
10. What are the European values that you share?
Working together with all kinds of different people, connecting with different cultures.
11. What film made you fall in love with cinema?
Divers in the rain by Priit Pärn and Olga Pärn.
12. What is your favorite cinema theatre and what do you like about it?
Kino Artis. I love the cozy atmosphere, the good selection of non-mainstream films, how kind the staff is.
13. Where do you like to watch movies and on which platform (DVD, online, cinema, mobile phone, etc.)?
Either at a cinema or through streaming services on a laptop.
14. Who is your movie hero?
Holtzmann from the new Ghostbusters movie by Paul Feig.
15. If you were a movie director which one would you like to be?
Someone like Guillermo del Toro.
16. Briefly describe your favorite scene.
A recent favorite of mine is the montage from The days that confused by Triin Ruumet. A 90s Estonian pop song is playing in the background, the lyrics are about how hope makes the world a better place. The montage shows all the different characters from the movie humming or singing along and just going on with their lives despite the events of the film.
17. What are the 5 best European films you have seen in the last year?
The days that confused (Triin Ruumet, 2016) EE
House of Unconsciousness (Priit Tender, 2015) EE
The Master ( Riho Unt, 2015) EE
The Heroes of Evil (Zoe Berriatúa, 2015) ES
Schneider vs. Bax (Alex van Warmerdam, 2015) NL
18. Which is the film character that you most identify with?
Janis Ian from Mean Girls by Mark Waters.
19. Your favorite soundtrack or song?
The soundtrack from The Martian. Favorite song: “Sarajevo” by Watsky.
20. If you had to live in a movie, which one would you like it to be?
Any stop-motion movie by Laika Entertainment.
21. Your life becomes a bio-pic. Who plays the role of you?
22. Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to work quickly.
23. What is your most treasured possession?
My wedding ring.
24. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Worked through depression and made two animated short films that plenty of people seem to like.
25. What is your motto?
“Never let it die.”
Eva Liisa is the Ambassador of Kino Artis. Find out more about the cinema here.