8 Views of Lake Biwa

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8 Views of Lake Biwa

Original title: Biwa järve 8 nägu

Directed by: Marko Raat

Produced by: Ivo Felt & Dora Nedeczky (Allfilm)

Genre: Drama

Country of production: Estonia

Runtime: 100 min

Projected budget: 1 444 623 €

Budget in place: 70%

Expected release: 2023

Looking for: Our main goal is to find a co-producer who would bring extra financing on board. We’re open to co-produce with any part of Europe. We’re also interested in talking to distributors and sales agents, as our aim is to build a conscious marketing and audience strategy while the pre-production happens.

Observing a Russian Old Believers village by the shore of modern day Lake Peipus, through the frame of the Japanese artistic tradition of 8 views, this series of intertwined tragic love stories illuminates how we have all lost touch with the soulfulness of the world.
A devastating accident drowns many of the village’s children and pushes the surviving inhabitants into a cascade of tragic consequences. Even in a community self-isolating from progress, their faith, art and magic are fading.

Written by: Marko Raat


Allfilm – Estonia | Allfilm is an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated production house operating since 1995. The company’s scope of activity varies from developing and producing quality features, documentaries and TV series to developing transmedia concepts and producing highly finished commercials. The company also provides production services for international films and commercials. Over the years Allfilm has produced more than 80 films, including international Co-Productions.