Hotell E

BFM — 40
BFM — 40
Hotel E
30 March
Auditorium – Piazza della Libertà
Directed by Priit PärnItalian title: Hotel E
Estonia / 1992 / 29 min.
Colour and B&W / O.V.

In every wall that separates, one can find a door. A door which connects. Victor finds such a door. Faceless, nameless Victor is prepared to go. Yet every departure is also an arrival. Every arrival, however, is not a return. Victor has begun a dangerous game…


«Pärn traveled with the movie to several animation festivals in Western Europe in the late ’80s, when his country was starting to open up and gained an interesting perspective of a unique period, spending two weeks on one side of the falling Iron Curtain and then two weeks on the other. His response was “Hotel E” (1992).
In the film, Parn constantly switches between a sterile vision of the American dream, in which a dull living room is filled with paint-by-numbers pinks and blues and a grim vision of faceless Eastern European drones standing around a circular table.
“That film is very much still alive after 15 years. When you look at the issues of Polish workers going to France and with the tensions that still exist between Eastern and Western Germany.”»

(Paul Morton, “Priit Pärn, Estonia’s animator-general”,, April 26th, 2006)

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