Archive of films November / November
Estonia / Netherlands / Poland
2017, 115 min
Section: Official Selection - Out of Competition
A young farm girl named Liina is hopelessly in love with Hans, and she’s willing to do anything to secure his affections… One of the most original cinematic achievements of the season, the film is set in a pagan Estonian community where werewolves roam, the greedy villagers steal whatever they can lay their hands on, they have to cope with the plague, and hovering over them all is an ensemble of kratts, peculiar creatures made of metal and wood. Best Cinematography at Tribeca.
A young farm girl named Liina is hopelessly in love with Hans and she is willing to do anything to secure his affections… Estonian director Rainer Sarnet’s film is set in a pagan Estonian community where werewolves roam, the greedy villagers steal whatever they can lay their hands on, they have to cope with the plague, and hovering over them all is an ensemble of kratts, peculiar creatures made of metal and wood. As in his previous film The Idiot, Sarnet has opted for a literary adaptation. After the Russian classic he decided to base his third film on the homespun novel Rehepapp, a book which has sat on the Estonian bestseller list for the last twenty years and is familiar to every inhabitant of this Baltic country. One of the most remarkable cinematic achievements of the season, November sees paganism blending with Christian mythology, the whole package seasoned with a sprinkling of malicious humour. For its outstanding black-and-white visuals the film secured Best Cinematography at New York’s Tribeca festival, where it received its world premiere.
About the director
Rainer Sarnet (b. 1969, Rakvere, Estonia) is a film and stage director, film critic, and creator of photo comics for newspapers. He has made several shorts and in 2007 debuted in features with Where Souls Go (Kuhu põgenevad hinged). The Idiot (Idoot, 2011) came four years later, inspired by the Dostoyevsky novel. The film had its world premiere at the Busan IFF and subsequently toured the festival circuit (Best Cinematography at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival). November is his third feature film, based on the novel by Andrus Kivirähk Rehepapp.
About the film
Black & white, DCP
|Section:||Official Selection - Out of Competition|
|Screenplay:||Rainer Sarnet podle románu / based on the novel by Andrus Kivirähk|
|Dir. of Photography:||Mart Taniel|
|Art Director:||Jaagup Roomet, Matis Mäestu|
|Production:||Homeless Bob Production|
|Coproduction:||PRPL, Opus Films|
|Cast:||Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi, Heino Kalm, Katariina Unt, Dieter Laser, Taavi Eelmaa|
|Contact:||Homeless Bob Production|