Films

Ravens

Ravens, "Korparna"

Synopsis

Director

A thriller set in the 1970s Swedish countryside. Farmer Agne is troubled by the hard work on the farm and a sense that someone wants to harm his family. He also has an obsession that his eldest son Klas should take over the farm. Klas seeks out the world of nature, but as the external menaces increase he comes to face an unavoidable choice: to stay or run away.

„Made with remarkable precision and an extraordinary eye for detail, „Ravens“ has a force that evokes the best of the naturalists. An opening sequence where Agne tries to remove a large boulder from a field is utterly convincing, yet also suggests just how Sisyphean his work has become. A modern tragedy dealing with pride and fear, told with equal amounts of empathy and shock, „Ravens“ examines how we can embrace – and even become consumed by – the destinies we once shrank from.“ – Steve Gravestock, Toronto Film Festival

Jens Assur

(b. 1970) is a world renowned photographer and filmmaker whose writing and directing debut, „The Last Dog in Rwanda“, announced the arrival of a visionary new talent. Drawing from his experiences as a war photographer, the film won numerous international awards including the Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand and Best Film at Tribeca Film Festival, as well as prizes at Sydney and Rome Film Festival among others. Assur lives and works in Stockholm and in Los Angeles. „Ravens“ is his debut feature.

Filmography

  • Korparna (Ravens, 2017)

Schedule

17.11.2017
21:30 - 23:17
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 010605
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19.11.2017
15:45 - 17:32
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 030201
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20.11.2017
17:00 - 18:47
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 041801
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Film info

Country: Sweden
Year: 2017
Duration: 107 minutes
Language: Swedish
Director: Jens Assur
Producer: Jan Marnell
Writer: Jens Assur
DOP: Jonas Alarik
Montage: Åsa Mossberg
Composer: Peter von Poehl
Cast: Reine Brynolfsson, Peter Dalle, Maria Heiskanen
Production: Film and Art Affairs
Festival: Toronto

Synopsis

Director

A thriller set in the 1970s Swedish countryside. Farmer Agne is troubled by the hard work on the farm and a sense that someone wants to harm his family. He also has an obsession that his eldest son Klas should take over the farm. Klas seeks out the world of nature, but as the external menaces increase he comes to face an unavoidable choice: to stay or run away.

„Made with remarkable precision and an extraordinary eye for detail, „Ravens“ has a force that evokes the best of the naturalists. An opening sequence where Agne tries to remove a large boulder from a field is utterly convincing, yet also suggests just how Sisyphean his work has become. A modern tragedy dealing with pride and fear, told with equal amounts of empathy and shock, „Ravens“ examines how we can embrace – and even become consumed by – the destinies we once shrank from.“ – Steve Gravestock, Toronto Film Festival

Jens Assur

(b. 1970) is a world renowned photographer and filmmaker whose writing and directing debut, „The Last Dog in Rwanda“, announced the arrival of a visionary new talent. Drawing from his experiences as a war photographer, the film won numerous international awards including the Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand and Best Film at Tribeca Film Festival, as well as prizes at Sydney and Rome Film Festival among others. Assur lives and works in Stockholm and in Los Angeles. „Ravens“ is his debut feature.

Filmography

  • Korparna (Ravens, 2017)