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Autumn Ball (2007)

Original title: Sügisball

Based on the novel "Autumn Ball" by Mati Unt

Feature film | Drama Duration 123:00

According to the director of the film, Veiko Õunpuu, "Autumn Ball" tells about seclusion, lack of contact and inability to reach other people. At the same time, there is humour and absurd in the film; it is possible that some people among the audience can have a really good laugh. When speaking about the genre of the film, it can be said that "Autumn Ball" is a pitch-black comedy about solitude, despair and hopelessness.

Director: Veiko Õunpuu

Keywords: marital relationships | abusing | humiliation | feeling of inferiority | alcoholic | architect | jealousy | relationship between ex-spouses | self-destruction | unadorned everyday life | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Kuukulgur Film, Homeless Bob Production
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English, Italian, French, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Finnish, ungari
Duration 123:00


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Producer Katrin Kissa
Director Veiko Õunpuu
Screenwriter Veiko Õunpuu
Cinematographer Mart Taniel
Art Director Ain Nurmela
Costume Designer Helen Ehandi
Composer Ülo Krigul
Sound Designer Janne Laine
Editor Veiko Õunpuu | Tambet Tasuja
Content Editor Jan Kaus
Writer of Adapted Work Mati Unt


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Iris Persson - Lotta, Laura's daughter | Laine Mägi - Teacher | Ivo Uukkivi - Laura's ex-husband | Raivo E. Tamm - Theatre director | Paul Laasik - TV repairman | Janek Joost - Theo's boss | Katariina Lauk - Woman at the literature conference | Liina Tennosaar - Woman I at the orgy | Viire Valdma - Woman II at the orgy

First releases

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  • in cinema: 13.09.2007, Cinema Coca Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 7.09.2007, Venice International Film Festival, Italy
  • on television: 27.12.2008, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Venice International Film Festival (Italy), 2007, Orizzonti Award
  • Award, Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Greece), 2007, International Competition - Best Director Award: Veiko Õunpuu
  • Award, International Film Festival Bratislava (Slovakia), 2007, International Competition of First and Second Feature Films - Best Director: Veiko Õunpuu

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm