Cherry Tobacco


6D3 - July 9, 2014, 16:00, Karlovy Vary Theatre
    The film will be shown in original version with Czech subtitles

7L2 - July 10, 2014, 13:30, Lazne III

Colour, DCP
Estonia, 2014, 93 min
WP - World Premiere
Section: East of the West - Competition

Directed by: Katrin Maimik, Andres Maimik
Script: Katrin Maimik, Andres Maimik
Dir. of Photography: Mihkel Soe
Music: Sten Sheripov
Designer: Kristiina Ago
Editor: Marta Pulk, Andres Maimik
Producer: Anneli Lepp
Production: Kuukulgur Film
Contakt: Kuukulgur Film
Starring: Maris Nõlvak, Gert Raudsep, Getter Meresmaa, Anne Reemann, Aap Salumets

About the film

Summer is gradually drawing to a close and 17-year-old Laura is feeling jaded. There’s a guy interested in her, but she just finds him silly; while both their families would love them to get together, Laura finds the idea exasperating. An unexpected offer to go hiking in the country for a few days to discover the wonders of the peat bogs provides her with a welcome opportunity to escape the mounting monotony as the holidays draw to a close. Initially, Laura isn’t exactly enthused by the overabundance of nature, nor by the somewhat rough-edged team leader Joosep. Nevertheless, the unconventional pipe tobacco smoker begins to stir her interest and the feeling appears to be mutual. First love catches Laura unawares, and in a rather unusual way at that. This joint feature debut by directors Katrin and Andres Maimik returns to the fragile yet painful period of adolescence, first love and first disenchantment. A sensitive film which demonstrates with humour and compassion that human relationships are never that simple or straightforward.

About the director

Katrin Maimik (b. 1982, USSR) studied drama theory at the University of Tartu (2005) and screenwriting at Tallinn University’s Baltic Film and Media School (2013). She scripted and co-directed several shorts, the documentary Old Fish (Vanad kalad, 2010), and the feature films The Photo (Foto, 2013) and Silver Wedding (Hõbepulm, 2013). She regularly works with Andres Maimik (b. 1970, Estonia), a journalist and versatile filmmaker who scripts, directs and edits. He completed his documentary film studies at Tallinn University’s Teaching Faculty in 2009. His filmography includes around a dozen features and documentaries which have been successful both in local distribution and at foreign festivals. Cherry Tobacco (2014) is the directing duo’s first feature.

Anneli Lepp

Andres Maimik
Film Director

Katrin Maimik
Film Director

Maris Nolvak

Gert Raudsep

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