TALLINN: Rainer Sarnet’s black-and-white fantasy horror November will be released in the U.S. on 23 February 2018. Oscilloscope Films is distributing.
The film will open in New York City on 23 February 2018, in Los Angeles on 2 March 2018 and afterwards it will expand to the rest of the country.
Rainer Sarnet’s adult fairy-tale was the official candidate from Estonia for an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film is an Estonian/Polish/Dutch coproduction between Estonia’s Homeless Bob Productions, Poland’s Opus Film and the Dutch company PRPL.
The story, which takes place in a pagan Estonian village, where greedy and callous villagers are taking on the Plague, the Devil and various demonic entities, is an adaptation of the novel Rehepapp by Andrus Kivirähk. The film stars Rea Lest and Jörgen Liik.
The international premiere was at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where the film won the best cinematography award for Mart Taniel. The film was also part of the official selection at the Karlovy Vary IFF, as well as at numerous other festivals.