Directed by Sulev Keedus, drama, 140 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Sulev Keedus
With Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Toomas Suumam, Üllar Saaremäe, Priit Pedajas
Set in three different periods of Estonia’s turbulent history, The Manslayer / The Virgin / The Shadow is composed of three parts with the common link being the leading characters that ties the stories, played by the same actress (Lea Rest). All three women – young bride Maara, Elina, forced to enter a fictitious marriage after being deported from Ingira, and runaway Luna Luu – have to face hardships and are challenged by their fate which doesn't leave them with much of a choice. A powerful triptych on the human condition, with three strong female performances at the centre and stunning visuals (Award for the Best Cinematography at Tallinn Black Nights FF), from veteran art-house director, Sulev Keedus (Georgica, Somnambulance).
Tallinn Black Nights FF 2017 (Best Cinematography, Best Music)