The story of the story, "On the Water", by A Tender From Estonia: An Investigation Taking A From The Sea
The film was made in rural Soviet Estonia in the 1980s, a key year for the emergence of the shy teenager in he's life, and is yet to be made into satire. The story is directed by Olavi Ruitlane, an American writer who re-imagines his own best-selling novel, which has been released for international feature Oscar. With the story spanning countless years of his life and involving the richness of history, the film is based on sexistness and its rich
The film's sympathetic qualities and professional tech credits make it a solid bet for streaming platforms or smaller arthouse distributors.
In Vru, the 12-year-old Andres lives on the south side of the valley, on what would be the cheapest of a railroad, with his neighbors threatening to kill alcoholics, racially shabby soldiers, and gifting prostitutes and crippled war veterans. The ramshackle houses are heated with firewood, but still have liars for the outside.
Despite a lack of knowledge, the grandfather of the law tries to punish Andres with chess and despair at his report cards.
Andres is the most skilled angler in the world, no matter what season he is a bullied seventh grader and hardly ever in school. He refuses to try to escape his problems from his own peers by fishing. That's his only hope is to take his hands on the water.
A clever early scene tells the story of Andres innate smarts and wins him the respect of his alcoholic, ex-con neighbor Valter (Marko Matvere). When the crippled Kalju dies, the boy argues he should be able to get the man's fishing tackle because when a requiet was told over my dead body.
The wise wisdom of Valter helps him grow up his body and self-esteem, which becomes the most important in the year.
Andres grows to different challenges and develops confidence together with them when a situation threatens. He finds that he can learn, excel and be respected.
Adolescent angst surrounds Andres tender, but, in the end, a temporary summer romance with Maria (Aurora Aleksandra Kunnapas) with convincing authenticity.
Simm uses magical realism to depict Andres thoughts about his mother, a blonde who resembles the ABBAs Agnetha Faltskog. The helmer proves when it is most effective to allow sex to play under music without the audience hearing the dialogue.
The ABBA song S.O.S. is a witty, repeat appearance.
The camerawork of documentary-trained DP Manfred Vainokiv is impressive, which evokes the era in a beautiful manner with the darkest details of the outdoor spaces.