European Premiere

Undergods

Local title
Alljumalad
Title in Russian
Подземные боги
Original title
Undergods
Director
Chino Moya
Country
United Kingdom, Belgium, Serbia, Sweden, Estonia
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
REBELS WITH A CAUSE
Genre
/mängufilm/

Chino Moya takes apart everything that is hidden under the soft sun-stroked skin of a human being – blood, intestines, slime and bile and the inner angst between all.

In a formerly unknown Lasnamäe district of "Blade Runner", there is blooming industry which uses human remains from the slavery business as raw material. In the multiple layers of the dystopic Lynchian future, we find people whose fears are eating them alive. Add a pinch of blood-thirstiness from the time of dog-eat-dog law, and we get a boundless fantasy world which has many times more to say about the human soul than any small social drama often can.

"Undergods" does it all so strikingly that already the first half of the film entails the risk of wanting to walk up and down the walls out of sheer and utter delight. Joy over the contribution of Estonian filmmakers adds another twist to the feeling of satisfaction.

Elise Eimre

Director
Chino Moya
Screenwriter
Chino Moya
Cast
Geza Rohrig, Johann Myers, Michael Gould, Hayley Carmichael, Ned Dennehy
Producer
Sophie Venner
DoP
David Raedeker
Editor
Walter Fasano, Tommaso Gallone, Maya Maffioli
Runtime
Language
English

Screenings

Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening090503 / Alljumalad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsChino Moya, Katrin Kissa, Sophie Venner
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Hall 3 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening161105 / Alljumalad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening165003 / Alljumalad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker