It is highly unlikely that anybody has any premonition of the approaching catastrophe. Least of all Diego, a man whose name can be read from his face. But suddenly your shoes are filled with water. The click of Julia’s heels echoes in the corridor. Underground no longer speaks in a whisper. This is how it usually begins…
And at some point, the only hope that remains is – the Night of the Carrots.
Priit Pärn (born 26 August 1946 in Tallinn) is an Estonian cartoonist and animation director whose films have enjoyed success among critics as well as the public at various film festivals.
Pärn formerly worked as a plant ecologist; his career in animation began when he accepted Rein Raamat’s proposal to make a design for Kilplased (1974). After a brief apprenticeship in Joonisfilm, he directed his first film Is the Earth Round? in 1977.
Pärn’s most important films are considered to be Triangle (1982), Breakfast on the Grass (1987), Hotel E (1991), 1895 (co-directed by Janno Põldma, 1995) and Night of the Carrots (1998).
Pärn’s style is characterized by black humour, playful surrealism and a unique graphic style. His somewhat crude style marked the departure from both Rein Raamat’s overtly serious and moralizing films as well as the Disneyesque style propagated by the directors of Soyuzmultfilm.