Autumn Ball is a 2007 Estonian drama film directed by Veiko Õunpuu, adapted from Mati Unt's 1979 novel of the same name. The film depicts six desolate people of different yet similar fates in characteristically Soviet pre-fabricated housing units. The film premiered at the 64th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Horizon Award.
‘Emboldened by alcohol and steeped in despair, the characters in Sugisball lunge for love but would settle for understanding.’ New York Times
Bratislava International Film Festival 2007 Winner Best Director - Veiko Õunpuu
Brussels International Independent Film Festival 2008 Winner Grand Prize
Cinema Jove - Valencia International Film Festival 2008 Winner - Golden Moon of Valencia
Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival 2007 Winner - Special Critics Award
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2007 Winner Don Quixote Award, Winner of the Estonian Film Award, Winner of the Estonian Film Critics Award, Winner of the Jury Prize for Best Actress, Winner of the Prize of the Postimees Jury, Winner of the Special Jury Prize
Thessaloniki Film Festival 2007 Winner Best Director
Venice Film Festival 2007 Winner Venice Horizons Award
Transilvania International Film Festival 2008 Winner Best Cinematography
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