Emma is a perfectionistic painter with a rich husband and great style. But it soon becomes clear that her perfect life is merely an illusion. Emma is forced to navigate self-doubt, jealousy and to face the darkest parts of herself. Her repressed emotions come to life in the form of a Monster, who shows no mercy to those who have wronged her. In the end, Emma must choose between staying in her gilded cage or facing the Monster.

  • Kristin Hildebrand
  • Kristin Hildebrand
  • Liis Slugen
  • Maria Paiste
    Key Cast
  • Joosep Uus
    Key Cast
  • Anna Litvinova
    Key Cast
    "Woman in Green"
  • Alise Linde
    Key Cast
  • Toomas Zupping
    Key Cast
    "Art critique"
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    20 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 11, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 EUR
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    Yes - Baltic Film, Media and Arts School
Director Biography - Kristin Hildebrand

Kristin Hildebrand is a young director & screenwriter from Tallinn, Estonia. Freshly graduated from Baltic Film, Media & Arts School, Kristin made her directorial debut with “Meliora”, her thesis film. She is passionate about female representation in film and aims to shine light on women’s issues by collaborating with like-minded talents in the field, a commitment reflected in the all-female key crew for "Meliora". Her interests lie mainly with horror and psychological films, citing Darren Aronofsky, Mary Harron and Jennifer Kent as influences.

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