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
Exceptional film making
Beautiful dark fairy tale. Slow, black & white, not for everyone. There is a talking snowman.
I tried to watch it. Very cool film and starts quickly and then goes off the deep end for about 60min. I don't know if I can suggest you do or do nor watch it. I do think you try like I did. 50/50
I like some weird stuff, but my interest wasn't held with this one. The stark black and white looks great, though.
Such a strange, surreal, gothic and beautiful Estonian film!