Estonia, 1870. Young and energetic man Andres together with his wife Krõõt arrives to his new farm bought on a loan to establish their new life. Robber’s Rise must become a place, that’ll take care of the family. Household needs a lot of work and consistency – battle with nature, fate and his spiteful neighbor Pearu begins.
When life deals the man more sufferings than longawaited successes, the man searches desperately for truth and justice – from court, tavern and the Bible, sacrificing his family, friends and eventually himself in the process. Dream of prosperous and nurturing Robber’s Rise descends deeper and deeper under the shadow of reality.
Cast: Priit Loog, Priit Võigemast, Maiken Schmidt, Simeoni Sundja, Ester Kuntu
The film is made the frame of EV100 Programme dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
It was selected as the Estonian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.
The movie is in Estonian with English subtitles.
2h 29min | Drama
Tickets: $5 for SES members / $8 non-members
The lights go out and the movie starts at Sydney Estonian House (141 Campbell Street, Surry Hills) on the 3rd of November at 5pm.