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
This is a 5/5 by Shudder metrics; more like 4/5 in real world. Truly keeps you on your feet; looks beautiful; some laughs and pathos.
Read the book it is good too.
Beautiful film, imagery is breathtaking and the folklore basis is unique.
little strange but i couldn't stop watching. I agree this was beautiful cinematography.
Startling, original horror with a touch of grim humour. Haunting and beautiful to look at!