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Take It or Leave It Dir. Liina Trishkina

  • Estonia
  • 102 mins
  • 2018
  • Drama
  • Colour
  • takeitorleaveit

Main Cast: Reimo Sagor, Liis Lass, Epp Eespäev

Entered as Best Foreign Film, 2020 Academy Awards

One sleepy Saturday morning, a 30-year-old construction worker Erik gets some earth shattering news: his ex-girlfriend Moonika, who he hasn’t even seen for the past six months, is about to go into labour. She, however, is not ready for motherhood and if Erik doesn’t want the kid either, the little girl will be put up for adoption. Take it or leave it! This is an extremely accomplished and touching film about the difficulties and awakening of fatherly love as a reflection on the feminine condition. Director Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo dials up the suspense impressively and she is ably supported by a remarkably sensitive and persuasive performance from her lead actor Reimo Sagor, who will be in Kilkenny to present the film.