Screened for the first time at Karlovy Vary film festival
in July 2014, Cherry Tobacco is a youthful relationship drama
about falling in love for the first time.
Laura is a small town girl who is constantly bored. Her
mother gets on her nerves, boys her age are stupid, and all
activities seem childish. One day Laura's energetic friend
Merit asks her to join a hike to a bog led by middle-aged
nature-lover 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.
Much to her own surprise, Laura discovers that as the hike
continues she is enchanted by the rugged charm of Joosep.
The quest is coming to its irrefutable end and Laura has to
decide whether the relationship with an older man is a mere
step in the winding road towards becoming a woman or it is
her very first love.