1h 36min | Drama, Romance | Release Date: 17.10.2014
'Cherry Tobacco is about a small town girl who is constantly bored. Her mother gets on her nerves, boys her age are stupid, and all activities seem childish. One day Laura’s energetic friend Merit asks her to join a hike to a bog led by a middle-aged nature-lover Joosep. The beginning of the trip is anything but promising: the relationship between the reserved girl and the outgoing Joosep who tries to impress the hiking party with his hillbilly style and bizarre rituals becomes tense. Much to her own surprise, Laura discovers that as the hike continues she is enchanted by the rugged charm of Joosep. The quest is coming to its irrefutable end and Laura has to decide whether the relationship with an older man is a mere stop in the winding road towards becoming a woman or is it her very first love.
Cherry Tobacco is a youthful relationship drama about falling in love for the first time.
Because of both psychological reasons and societal norms making decisions becomes much more difficult especially if the awakening feelings are directed towards an older man.
Cast Maris Nõlvak, Gert Raudsep, Getter Meresmaa, Anne Reemann, Maarja Jakobson, Viiu Maimik, Aap Salumets, Tiina Kadarpik, Andres Kütt etc.
Screenplay and direction by Andres Maimik and Katrin Maimik; camerawork by Mihkel Soe, design by Kristiina Ago, composer Sten Sheripov, producer Anneli Lepp. Production of Kuukulgur Film.
The film is sponsored by Estonian Film Institute and Estonian Cultural Endowment.