Le Festival Black Nights de Tallinn dévoile sa sélection pour la compétition Premiers Films
par David González
- En anglais : Le festival estonien a sélectionné 13 films de débutants qui seront présentés en avant-première mondiale ou internationale
Cet article est disponible en anglais.
In the lead-up to its 20th anniversary edition, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (11-27 November) has announced the titles selected for its First Features Competition. The section, dedicated to showcasing emerging filmmakers, will, this year, feature 13 world and international premieres.
The European titles that will be having their world premiere are Stefano Amatucci’s Caina [+lire aussi :
interview : Stefano Amatucci
fiche film] (Italy), a tale about a morally dystopian Europe, in which the bodies of dead refugees that are washed ashore have become an industrial problem for the local authorities and a business for those responsible for their disposal, and Tereza Kotyk’s Home Is Here [+lire aussi :
interview : Tereza Kotyk
fiche film] (Austria), the story of a Viennese teenager who gains access to a posh and private house that she starts secretly visiting, slowly making changes to its owner’s possessions and life. The other films that will be having their world premieres are Kira Kovalenka’s portrait of the life of an Abhkazian woman, Sofichka (Russia), Hadi Ghandour’s grown-up coming-of-age tale of a travelling salesman, The Traveller [+lire aussi :
interview : Hadi Ghandour
fiche film] (Lebanon/France) and Navid Danesh’s Duet (Iran), a study of two couples’ relationships, whose past is intertwined.
As for the international premieres, the festival will screen three European titles. Documentary filmmaker Lidia Terki’s first fiction film, Paris La Blanche [+lire aussi :
interview : Lidia Terki
fiche film] (France), tells the story of a 70-year-old woman who decides to follow her husband’s trail to France, 40 years after his departure from Algeria. Slovak producer Michal Kollár delivers his first film as a director, The Red Captain (Slovakia/Czech Republic/Poland), a bold crime thriller set during the aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union in Bratislava that tackles Czechoslovachia's dissolution. Lastly, The White King [+lire aussi :
fiche film] (United Kingdom), directed by Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel, adapts the acclaimed Hungarian novel of the same name to study the mechanisms of subjugation in totalitarian societies, through a dystopian dictatorship that worships rurality, violence and hard labour.
The section is rounded off by Wedding Dance (Turkey) by Çiğdem Sezgin, a study of gender roles, relationships and marriages in contemporary Turkey, The Cockroach (Chile) by Francisco Hevia and Vinko Tomicic, Gentle Breath (Colombia) by Augusto Sandino, Holy Biker (Brazil) by Homero Olivetto and Man With the Binoculars (India) by Rima Das.
(Traduit de l'anglais)
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