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
Beautiful and strange, like a dream. This story is more conceptual than reality-based, so don’t expect a linear plot. The characters were fascinating and I especially liked the creepy kratts! The movie is beat
Beautiful movie! Loved it, would love to see of this type. ❤️
Wonderful cinematography, choreography and language. Good to see a familiar face too.
Major points for originality and creativity, but it’s about 35 minutes too long and much too light on explanation. Might be worth watching in a drug fueled group setting.
Loved it, great cinematography, good folk horror. It's slow and a bit meandering, so if you're not into that, maybe not.