Mushrooming / Seenelkäik (Estonia, 2012)

directed by Toomas Hussar, black comedy, 93 min, eng subtitles
written by Toomas Hussar
with Raivo E. Tamm, Juhan Ulfsak, Elina Reinold, Üllar Saaremäe

Politician Aadu and his wife set out to pick mushrooms on the day he gets a call from a journalist confronting him with rumours of corruption. By coincidence the married couple find themselves in a car with a pompous rock idol named Zäk. After discovering that the spot his wife has chosen to pick mushrooms is full of holidaymakers, Aadu decides to find a quieter place. The woods where he ultimately ends up, however, are perhaps too deep and inhospitable, and finding a way out may not be easy....
This black comedy with touches of political satire, a feature debut of Toomas Hussar, targets the often unscrupulous behaviour of contemporary politicians and media stars on the way to power and popularity.

Karlovy Vary IFF 2012 (East of the West competition)

Nominated to represent Estonia at Oscars 2013