Soviet Hippies

Directed by Terje Toomistu

UK Premiere.

A wild flower power ride in the footprints of the Soviet hippie movement take you into the psychedelic underground of 1970s. In search of freedom and happiness under the thumb of political regimes a colorful crowd of artists, musicians, freaks, vagabonds and other long- haired dropouts created their own system in the Soviet Union. Years later, a group of eccentric hippies from Estonia take a road journey to Moscow where people still gather annually on the 1st June to commemorate a tragic event in 1971, when thousands of hippies were arrested by the KGB.

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Translated title:
Nõukogude hipid

Languages:
English, Estonian and Russian

Subtitles:
Partial English

Duration:
75 minutes

Country of origin:
Estonia, Finland and Germany

Year of production:
2017