Directed by Rainer Sarnet
In this folktale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans, but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by the visiting German baroness that possesses all that he longs for. For Liina, winning Hans’ requited love proves incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues, and the devil himself converge, where thievery is rampant, and where souls are highly regarded, but come quite cheap. With alluring black and white cinematography, Rainer Sarnet vividly captures these motley lives as they toil to exist—is existence worth anything if it lacks a soul?
Spirits, werewolves, plagues and the devil converge in this spellbinding folktale.
Cast: Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi, Katariina Unt, Taavi Eelmaa
Unforgettable - A beautiful, foreign gem. Recommended for anyone who wants to go away to a strange and beautiful new place and who has an interest in Estonian mythology.
i am certain i will never want to watch this again, but i am certain ill never forget watching it.
Very interesting. It’s a very slow film but visually intriguing. The plot isn’t bad. It’s like a not so charming fairytale. A nice one time watch film to remember.
Amazing film- pretty blown away by this. Not horror but certainly adjacent and if you like surrealism, jump on it.
Great little film demands repeat viewings.