Autumn Ball

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Autumn Ball
Directed byVeiko Õunpuu
Written byScreenplay:
Veiko Õunpuu
Mati Unt
Produced byKatrin Kissa
CinematographyMart Taniel
Edited byVeiko Õunpuu
Music byÜlo Krigul
Distributed byTaska Film
Release dates
  • 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.



  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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