Rain

Local title
Rain
Original title
Rain
Director
Janno Jürgens
Country
Estonia
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
BALTIC FILM COMPETITION
Genre
/mängufilm/

“Rain” explores what it means to be a man through the pan-generational relationship dynamics of one family.

The film’s main character Rain is somehow weaker compared to other males due to his non-existent need for self-realisation which has got lost in translation somewhere in a distant drastic change in the society. For 12-year-old Ats, the restless and stubbornly cool Rain – who has returned home from god knows where – is a new example, while their authoritarian father Kalju would like to write Rain off. When we look at his thirty years of age, it seems that the boy has not grown up to be a proper man. In his youth, Rain fled the eventless and expressionless small town to dive into rock music where the sea is always only up to the knees. Now, however, the waves of life wash over his head, and he suddenly has to learn to swim. Rain does not want to learn when he is forced to. Rain just wants to be.

Elise Eimre

Director
Janno Jürgens
Screenwriter
Anti Naulainen, Janno Jürgens
Cast
Marcus Borkmann, Indrek Ojari, Rein Oja, Laine Mägi, Magdalena Poplawska
Producer
Kristjan Pütsep
DoP
Erik Põllumaa
Editor
Przemyslaw Chruscielewski
Runtime
Language
Estonian, Russian

Screenings

Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening025014 / Rain
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening030401 / Rain
SubtitlesEnglish, Russian
Q&A guestsKristjan Pütsep
Screening duration
Trailer