Films

The Man Who Looks Like Me

The Man Who Looks Like Me, "Minu näoga onu"

Synopsis

Director

A music critic Hugo (Rain Tolk), suffering from post-divorce depression, is just about to rebuild his life when his jazz musician father Raivo (Roman Baskin) arrives at his door unexpectedly. Spiteful old man announces that he will soon come to his end and expects his only son to take care of him. When an attractive psychotherapist (Evelin Võigemast) enters the men’s lives, the father and son duo begin to compete for her attention. The old prankster manages to create a number of embarrassing moments in an effort to ruin Hugo’s romantic plans.

Andres Maimik’s and Katrin Maimik’s tragicomedy is an exploration of forced closeness, a pursuit of happiness and a road to forgiving through laughter, suspense and tears.

Katrin Maimik, Andres Maimik

Katrin Maimik (b. 1982) studied drama theory at the University of Tartu (2005) and screenwriting at Tallinn University’s Baltic Film and Media School (2013). She scripted and co-directed several shorts, the documentary „Old Fish“ (Vanad kalad, 2010), and films „The Photo“ (Foto, 2013) and „Silver Wedding“ (Hõbepulm, 2013).

Andres Maimik (b. 1970) is a journalist and versatile filmmaker who writes, directs and edits. He completed his documentary film studies at Tallinn University’s Teaching Faculty in 2009. His filmography includes around a dozen features and documentaries which have been successful both in local distribution and at foreign festivals.

Katrin and Andres Maimik’s first joint film „Cherry Tobacco“ competed in the East of the West Competition at the Karlovy Vary FF. „The Man Who Looks LIke Me“ is their second full-length feature and it also competed at the Karlovy Vary FF.

Filmography

  • Andres Maimik: valik/selected: Elav jõud (2003, doc)
  • Kurat tuleb sauna (The Devil in the Sauna, 2004, short)
  • Müümise kunst (Choose Order!, 2006, doc)
  • Jan Uuspõld läheb Tartusse (186 Kilometres, co-dir, PÖFF 2007)
  • Kuku: Mina jään ellu (Kuku: I Will Survive, PÖFF 2011, doc)
  • Kormoranid ehk Nahkpükse ei pesta (Farts of Fury, co-dir, PÖFF 2011)
  • Douchebags (Umbkotid, co-dir, PÖFF 2012)
  • Kirsitubakas (Cherry Tobacco, 2014, co-dir)
  • Minu näoga onu (The Man Who Looks Like Me, 2017
  • co-dir)Kirsitubakas (Cherry Tobacco, 2014, co-dir)
  • Minu näoga onu (The Man Who Looks Like Me, 2017, co-dir)

Schedule

25.11.2017
18:30 - 20:30
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 091102
Guests (6)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Andres Maimik, Director Katrin Maimik, Mihkel Soe, Maario Masing, Maie Rosmann Lill, Rain Tolk
26.11.2017
16:00 - 17:40
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 101402
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Estonian Film Competition

Film info

Country: Estonia
Year: 2017
Duration: 100 minutes
Language: Estonian
Directors: Katrin Maimik, Andres Maimik
Producers: Maie Rosmann-Lill, Maario Masing
Writers: Katrin Maimik, Andres Maimik
DOP: Mihkel Soe
Montage: Helis Hirve
Composer: Sten Sheripov
Cast: Rain Tolk, Roman Baskin, Evelin Võigemast, Maarja Mitt, Eve Kivi
Productions: Kuukulgur Film, Kinosaurus Film
Distributor: Kinosaurus Film
Festival: Karlovy Vary

Synopsis

Director

A music critic Hugo (Rain Tolk), suffering from post-divorce depression, is just about to rebuild his life when his jazz musician father Raivo (Roman Baskin) arrives at his door unexpectedly. Spiteful old man announces that he will soon come to his end and expects his only son to take care of him. When an attractive psychotherapist (Evelin Võigemast) enters the men’s lives, the father and son duo begin to compete for her attention. The old prankster manages to create a number of embarrassing moments in an effort to ruin Hugo’s romantic plans.

Andres Maimik’s and Katrin Maimik’s tragicomedy is an exploration of forced closeness, a pursuit of happiness and a road to forgiving through laughter, suspense and tears.

Katrin Maimik, Andres Maimik

Katrin Maimik (b. 1982) studied drama theory at the University of Tartu (2005) and screenwriting at Tallinn University’s Baltic Film and Media School (2013). She scripted and co-directed several shorts, the documentary „Old Fish“ (Vanad kalad, 2010), and films „The Photo“ (Foto, 2013) and „Silver Wedding“ (Hõbepulm, 2013).

Andres Maimik (b. 1970) is a journalist and versatile filmmaker who writes, directs and edits. He completed his documentary film studies at Tallinn University’s Teaching Faculty in 2009. His filmography includes around a dozen features and documentaries which have been successful both in local distribution and at foreign festivals.

Katrin and Andres Maimik’s first joint film „Cherry Tobacco“ competed in the East of the West Competition at the Karlovy Vary FF. „The Man Who Looks LIke Me“ is their second full-length feature and it also competed at the Karlovy Vary FF.

Filmography

  • Andres Maimik: valik/selected: Elav jõud (2003, doc)
  • Kurat tuleb sauna (The Devil in the Sauna, 2004, short)
  • Müümise kunst (Choose Order!, 2006, doc)
  • Jan Uuspõld läheb Tartusse (186 Kilometres, co-dir, PÖFF 2007)
  • Kuku: Mina jään ellu (Kuku: I Will Survive, PÖFF 2011, doc)
  • Kormoranid ehk Nahkpükse ei pesta (Farts of Fury, co-dir, PÖFF 2011)
  • Douchebags (Umbkotid, co-dir, PÖFF 2012)
  • Kirsitubakas (Cherry Tobacco, 2014, co-dir)
  • Minu näoga onu (The Man Who Looks Like Me, 2017
  • co-dir)Kirsitubakas (Cherry Tobacco, 2014, co-dir)
  • Minu näoga onu (The Man Who Looks Like Me, 2017, co-dir)