November (2017 film)

November is a 2017 Estonian fantasy drama film directed by Rainer Sarnet, based on Andrus Kivirähk's novel Rehepapp ehk November ("Old Barny aka November").[1] It was selected as the Estonian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[2]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byRainer Sarnet
Produced byKatrin Kissa
Written byRainer Sarnet
StarringRea Lest
Music byMichal Jacaszek
CinematographyMart Taniel
Edited byJaroslaw Kaminski
Homeless Bob Production
Opus Film
Distributed byCinemien (Netherlands)
Donau-Film (Germany)
Oscilloscope (United States)
Release date
  • 3 February 2017 (2017-02-03)
Running time
115 minutes


In 19th century Estonia, a village is inhabited by personified Black Death, spirits, werewolves and the devil himself. A peasant girl, Liina, longs for a village boy Hans, while Hans longs for a daughter of an aristocrat. Both try to use mythical powers so that their unrequited love could change into requited love. However, the mythical powers don't give them what they wanted and in the end Hans dies before Liina and Hans could get together.



On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 96% based on 23 reviews, and an average rating of 7.2/10.[3] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 79 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[4]

See also


  1. "'November': Film Review Tribeca 2017". The Hollywood Reporter. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  2. "Estonia submits "November" for the foreign language Oscar consideration". Estonian World. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  3. "November (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  4. "November Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 29 April 2018.

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