Program → Films by sections → Pretenders
Festival in Media
Section: Baltic Countries
Country: Estonia Lithuenia, Latvia
Year: 2016


102 minutes/color



After a heavy decision, Anna and Juhan are unable to move on with their lives. They take time off at their friends' fancy summer house and once there, are forced to offer shelter to another couple caught in the storm. Pretenders is a psychological drama about the truths and illusions of a relationship.

Director: Vallo Toomla

Screenplay: Livia Ulman, Andris Feldmanis

Cinematographer: Erik Põllumaa

Editing: Danielius Kokanauskis

Producer: Uljana Kim, Roberts Vinovskis



Mirtel Pohla, Meelis Rämmeld, Mari Abel, Priit Võigemast


Amrion, Studio Uljana Kim, Locomotive Productions

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Vallo Toomla

Vallo Toomla has studied theology at the University of Tartu and continued his studies at Tallinn University's Baltic Film and Media School, majoring in film directing. His debut feature “Pretenders” premiered in San Sebastian International Film festival – New Directors Section in 2016.



2010 Protsess (Short)

2010 Saatana Vodevill (Short)

2013 Lemonade Tale (Short)

2016 Teesklejad