Autumn Ball

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Autumn Ball
Sügisball (2007).jpg
Directed byVeiko Õunpuu
Produced byKatrin Kissa
Written byScreenplay:
Veiko Õunpuu
Mati Unt
Music byÜlo Krigul
CinematographyMart Taniel
Edited byVeiko Õunpuu
Release date
  • 7 September 2007 (2007-09-07) (Venice)
  • 13 September 2007 (2007-09-13) (Estonia)
  • 3 June 2009 (2009-06-03) (United States)
Running time
127 minutes

Autumn Ball (Estonian: Sügisball) 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 (khrushchyovka).[1][2] It premiered at the 64th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Horizon Award.


  • Rain Tolk as Mati
  • Taavi Eelmaa as Theo
  • Tiina Tauraite as Ulvi
  • Maarja Jakobson as Laura
  • Mirtel Pohla as Jaana
  • Sulevi Peltola as August Kaski
  • Iris Persson as Laura's daughter
  • Juhan Ulfsak as Maurer
  • Ivo Uukkivi as Laura's ex-husband
  • Katariina Lauk as female conference visitor
  • Paul Laasik as television repairman


  1. ^ Linden, Sherie (2007-11-15). "Estonia's "Autumn Ball" a festival favorite." Reuters. Retrieved on 2009-10-05.
  2. ^ Catsoulis, Jeannette (2009-06-03). "Going Down in Estonia: Alienation Frozen in Place." The New York Times. Retrieved on 2009-10-05.

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