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Tallinn Black Nights reveals competition

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Tallinn Black Nights reveals competition

The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has announced the programme of its 15th edition (November 16-30).

The main International Competition EurAsia includes five Cannes titles - The Artist [+see also:
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interview: Michel Hazanavicius
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by Michel Hazanavicius, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Elena (Un Certain Regard Jury Prize), Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk about Kevin [+see also:
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interview: Lynne Ramsay
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, Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Volcano [+see also:
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and Auraeus Solito’s Busong (Philippines); three Venice entries - Shinya Tsukamoto’s Orizzonti winner Kotoko (Japan), Ann Hui’s A Simple Life (China-HK), winner of four prizes, and Michale Boganim’s Land of Oblivion [+see also:
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; Warsaw Grand Prix winner Rose [+see also:
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by Wojciech Smarzowski; Morteza Farshbaf’s Mourning (Iran) which won two awards in Pusan; San Sebastian Best Film winner The Double Steps [+see also:
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by Isaki Lacuesta as well as Gabriel Achim’s Adalbert’s Dream [+see also:
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interview: Gabriel Achim
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, Zhanabek Zhetiru’s Akkyz (Kazakhstan), Ayub Shahobiddinov’s Late Life (Uzbekhistan), Jens Lien’s Sons of Norway [+see also:
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, and two Estonian films, Sulev KeedusLetters to Angel and Rainer Sarnet’s The Idiot.

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The last two titles will also take part in the Tridens Baltic Feature Film Competition for both fiction and documentary films from Baltic countries. Estonia has four docus in the section: A Monument to Please Everyone by Kristina Norman, Jaan Tootsen’s New World, Raphael Gianelli-Meriano’s The Kaplinsky System and Daniel Fridell’s El Medico: The Cubation Story. Lithuania is represented by documentaries Barzakh by Mantas Kvedaravicius and Book Smugglers by Jeremiah Cullinane, and fiction Tadas Blinda: The Legend is Born by Donatas Ulvydas. Latvian docus How Are You Doing, Rudolf Ming? by Robert Rubins, 33 Animals of Santa Claus by Laila Pakalnina, and Ramin by Audrius Stonys round up the selection.

The Competition of North American Indies will present ten US and Canadian films, and there are numerous non-competitive sidebars.

In addition the main programme, Black Nights includes two sub-festivals, the Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams (Nov 16-30) and the Children and Youth Film Festival Just Film (Nov 17-27), as well as a growing industry section with Black Market Industry Screenings (Nov 28-Dec 1) and the BalticEvent film and co-production market (Nov 30-Dec 2).

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