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The Old Man Movie (Vanamehe Film)

Directed by Mikk Mägi, Oskar Lehemaa


Official selection

Anima Brussel, Istanbul International Film Festival, Blon Animation and Games Festival, Cinema Next, 2020 Anifilm, 2020 Moscow International Film Festival


Audience Award - Anima Brussel


Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi


Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi, Peeter Ritso


Kristjan Lüüs, Mikk Mägi, Indrek Ojari, Jan Uuspõld


Veiko Esken, Erik Heinsalu


Urmas Jõemees

Sound Designer

Tanel Kadalipp


Lauri Kadalipp, Sten-Olle Moldau


Oskar Lehemaa


Egert Kesa, Olga Stalev


BOP! Animation Studio

Estonia 2019 88 mins OV Estonian Subtitles : English
Genre ComedyAnimation

A trio of city kids are dropped off for the summer at their grandfather’s farm for a taste of country living. Enough with the smartphones and videogames and other amenities of modern urban life. Time for them to toughen up, dirty their hands, and learn the value of hard work. Their grandfather will see to that. That includes the care and maintenance of the Old Man’s miserable cow, which must be milked, lest a shocking disaster from the dark past of the village repeat itself. A sinister survivor of that disaster, by the way, lurks in the shadows with dire intent. When the precious cow escapes into the wild, a crisis is set in motion, and so begins a hair-raising hellride of back-country horrors, gross-out gags, and rural surrealism breaks loose.

Baltic country-bumpkin shock comedy THE OLD MAN: THE MOVIE is not a film for the faint of heart, the squeamish, easily nauseated, lactose-intolerant, or humour-impaired. It’s a feature-length expansion of Peeter Ritso and Mikk Mägi’s animated webseries, initiated in 2012 as little more than a wry joke while in school. It became hugely successful, which prompts some very serious concerns about the moral and psychological health of the Estonian people. In any case, the derisive look at life out in farm country is pretty universal, as are the assorted bodily functions and effluvia that soon enough stain the screen. Written and directed by Mägi and Oskar Lehemaa (BAD HAIR), THE OLD MAN: THE MOVIE is a high-water mark for stop-motion animation, and a glorious new low in lowbrow laughs! – Rupert Bottenberg