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Run Time: 149 minutes
When Andres first sets foot onto his newly purchased farmland, Robber’s Rise, he is filled with idyllic dreams for the future. Although the dilapidated farm sits atop a flooded marsh, Andres has big plans to drain, to rebuild, and to transform the farm into a prosperous home he can pass on to his children… a huge task that requires backbreaking work. Despite warnings from Andres’ wife that love, and not land, is what ties a family together, Andres charges forward with his master plan, forcing his family into tireless and difficult labor, perpetuating a series of life-changing events in the process. Meanwhile, Andres is plagued by constant provocation from his neighbor, Pearu, who seems determined to drive him off of Robber’s Rise. As the tensions between the two men repeatedly escalate into courthouse feuds, Andres is determined to fight back against Pearu, even at the cost of his own morality. As the years pass, the once good-hearted and hopeful Andres is transformed into someone unrecognizable. A poignant and affecting masterpiece, TRUTH AND JUSTICE captures the rise and inevitable fall of a man willing to sacrifice everything for a dream. (In Estonian with subtitles) — G.S.
Estonia’s Best International Feature Film Oscar® Submission
Tower City Cinemas
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 8:30 PM ET
Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 11:10 AM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles