NOVEMBER by Rainer Sarnet
(110 min, Estonia/Poland/The Netherlands, black & white, English subtitles)
NOVEMBER is set in a pagan Estonian village where werewolves, the plague, and the spirits roam. The villagers’ main problem is how to survive the cold, dark winter. And, to that aim, nothing is taboo. People steal from each other, from their German manor lords, from spirits, the devil, and from Christ. They are willing to give away their souls to thieving creatures made of wood and metal called kratts, who help their masters whose soul they purchased steal even more.
Young Liina (Rea Lest) is hopelessly in love with Hans (Jörgen Liik), a nearby farm-hand, whose heart she loses to the daughter of the German manor lord. In order to regain his love, Liina turns to any means necessary, even if that means tapping into the black magic that is circling around the village. Estonian pagan legends and Christian mythologies come to a spell-binding intersection in NOVEMBER.
Fri March 31 @ 5pm at the Tribeca Screening Room
Thur April 20 @12:15pm at Cinepolis Chelsea (CIN) 260 West 23 St, betw 7-8 Ave
Mon April 24 @ 6:30pm at CIN-08
Tue April 25, @ 3:45pm at CIN-02
Wed April 26 @6:15pm at CIN-05
Thur April 27 @ 4:15pm at CIN-03