The Last Ones

Local title
Viimased
Original title
Viimased
Director
Veiko Õunpuu
Country
Estonia, Finland
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
BALTIC FILM COMPETITION
Genre
/mängufilm/

With crispiness so characteristic of Õunpuu, ‘The Last Ones’ explores how in reality the human nature and fate are a mess of reactions, however heroic the stories we weave out of it. In the Lapland tundra, miners pass their days in the expectation of tomorrow. Always looking for something, without understanding what exactly the soul is yearning for. On Rupi’s horizon, there glows a secret hope of winning the heart or at least attention of Riita, the wife of his friend and the eye-candy of his boss.

Instead of an epic love story, ‘The Last Ones’ shows us life itself and the true relationships between people, where not everything that has started beautifully lasts forever. People come, teach, give or take something. Then winds change and you have to go on. Sometimes being alone while together, with a burden of guilt the only uniting thing, and even that you must both bear separately.

Elise Eimre

Award for Best Baltic Featrue Film

Director
Veiko Õunpuu
Screenwriter
Heikki Huttu-Hiltunen, Eero Tammi, Veiko Õunpuu
Cast
Pääru Oja, Laura Birn, Tommi Korpela, Juhan Ulfsak, Taavi Eelmaa
Producer
Katrin Kissa, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, Ellen Havenith
DoP
Sten-Johan Lill
Editor
Wouter van Luijn, Xander Nijsten
Runtime
Language
Finnish

Screenings

Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening020402 / Viimased
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsKatrin Kissa
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening025019 / Viimased
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker