By Andres MAIMIK, Katrin MAIMIK


Drama - Completed 2014

Love can strike you like a bolt from the blue – when you’re least prepared for it.

& Awards

Karlovy Vary IFF 2014
East of the West - Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andres MAIMIK, Katrin MAIMIK
    • Writer(s)
    • Andres MAIMIK, Katrin MAIMIK
    • Producer(s)
    • Anneli LEPP (Kuukulgur Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Cherry Tobacco is about a small-town girl, Laura, who is constantly bored. Her mother gets
      on her nerves, boys her age are stupid and everything anyone wants to do seems childish.
      One day Laura’s energetic friend Merit invites her on a hike to a bog led by a middle-aged
      nature-lover called Joosep. The beginning of the trip is anything but promising: the relationship
      between the reserved girl and the outgoing Joosep, who tries to impress the hiking party
      with his hillbilly style and bizarre rituals, becomes tense. But much to her own surprise, Laura
      discovers that as the hike continues she is enchanted by the rugged charms of Joosep. The
      quest is coming to its irrefutable end and Laura has to decide whether a relationship with an
      older man is a mere step along the winding road towards becoming a woman or whether it is
      her very first love.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2013