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The Temptation of St. Tony
dir. Veiko ’unpuu
Estonia, 2009, 110 minutes
English subtitles

Bright Nights: The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Friday, May 27, 2011, 9:00 pm

Prepare thyself. TEMPTATION is one of the most inventive, utterly scandalous, compelling films you’re ever likely to see. Part Andrei Tarkovsky, part Luis Bunuel, part David Lynch, part Roy Andersson, this tale of a very strange day in the life of a middle manager named Tony is an unforgettable cinematic voyage. “Veiko Õunpuu's TEMPTATION is a Tallinn yuppie's midlife crisis rendered as a hallucinatory odyssey of faith in a world gone to exhausted decadence and cannibalism, done with a kicky, surreal sense of humor. The black-and-silver photography is like fine-edged engraving; Õunpuu is one of the few directors who seems to take making a film as an "Astonish me" challenge, and ...TEMPTATION's ecstatic visions do astonish.” Nick Pinkerton (The Village Voice) English sub-titles.