Tag: estonia

Crowdfund This: Estonian Horror Comes Alive in BAD HAIR

There aren't many genre films being made in Estonia, but director Oskar Lehemaa is trying to turn to tide. Lehemaa and his producers have initiated an crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for a new body horror short film called...

Review: NOVEMBER, Just the Right Amount of Weird

Thomas Hobbes' famous saying that the life of man is "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short" could have been the mantra for the life of the characters in Rainer Sarnet's November. Luckily, the film itself is fantastical, strange, beautifully shot,...

BiFan 2015 Review: ANGRY PAINTER Presents Artsy Revenge Erotica

Following his trip From Seoul to Varanasi in 2011, arthouse filmmaker Jeon Kyu-hwan takes a bigger leap overseas with his latest project Angry Painter, an indie tale of revenge and despondency that spends much of its running time trapping through...

ZERO POINT: Estonia Steps Up With Dark Youth Drama

Though the small population inherently limits the volume of film production in Estonia, the Baltic state is on quite a run recently with a string of titles finding success both on the international festival circuit and at home in local...

Preview: The Foreign Oscar Contenders Meet At Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival

It used to be that the big late season festival stop was the Viennale in Austria, where the important titles of the year were collected in the exquisite programming. However, a festival wolf has started howling in Estonia and gets...

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: THE MAN IN THE ORANGE JACKET Screams, Quietly

He's a rich old business executive who has just laid off one hundred workers. He's troubled as he returns home to his beautiful, isolated mansion with his lovely young wife. He needs a good night's sleep before heading to Italy...

Warsaw 2013 Review: TANGERINES, An Engrossing Morality Tale That's Also A Lot Of Fun

Though generally categorized as a war drama, the newest picture from Georgian director Zaza Urushadze only uses war as a background to its moralizing and mightily effective story. There is a war, but it takes place within one household and...