Estonia– Joonas Lass, Tartu Elektriteater (Tartu)

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Cinema for me is…

Joonas in 11 frames

1. What film made you fall in love with cinema?
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, US, 2014)

2. What are the 3 best European films you have seen in the last year?
Smoke Sauna Sisterhood (Anna Hints, EE, 2023)
M (Fritz Lang, DE, 1931)
La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, FR, 1995)

3. What does Europe mean to you?
”As you please”

4. In 2024, I think it is important to vote in the European elections because:
It’s a simple action that has great consequences for Europe as a whole and how one’s country is perceived in it.

5. What do you like the most about your country that makes it unique? 
I love that Estonia is culturally simultaneously Eastern European as it is Northern European and Nordic. I can eat a kohuke, drink a shot of handsa and then have a nice sauna with my friends.

6. Your favorite film theatre? What do you like about it? 
Elektriteater, run by some amazing people in Tartu, has a carefully curated program – by enthusiasts, for everyone.

7.  What is your dream job in the film industry?

8. Which film director would you like to be? 
Richard Linklater (Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, …)

9. Which film character do you most identify with? 
Pádraic Súilleabháin from Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh, GB, 2022)

10. Your favorite soundtrack or song? 
Either the soundtrack for The Social Network (David Fincher, US, 2010) or Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, US, 1993).

11. If you had to live in a movie, which one would you like it to be? 
It’s a tie between Slacker (Richard Linklater, US, 1991) or Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, US, 2009)

Joonas Lass is the Ambassador of Tartu Elektriteater. Find out more about the cinema here.

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