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BLACK NIGHTS 2021 Concorso opere prime

Tallinn annuncia la line-up del suo Concorso opere prime

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- La selezione include dieci prime mondiali e, come affermato dal festival, un “numero sorprendente di funerali”

Tallinn annuncia la line-up del suo Concorso opere prime
Troubled Minds di Raitis Ābele e Lauris Ābele

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Poised to celebrate its 25th anniversary in November, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is ready to reveal its First Feature Competition. “Let’s face it – making a debut feature film isn’t easy at the best of times. But it’s pressure that makes diamonds,” noted festival director Tiina Lokk in a statement.

“We saw enough debuts of a sufficiently high quality that we could have filled up two competition programmes. It’s a genuine shame that we can’t give all of these new directors and their unique films the platform they deserve. What we do have is a real celebration of cinema and a feast for the senses.”

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As for the world premieres, the line-up includes Malachi Smyth’s UK title The Score, described as a “heist musical”, as two crooks sing their way down quite different paths, as well as Alice, Through the Looking, directed by Adam Donen. Labelled as a “Brexit-referencing Alice in Wonderland retelling”, it will boast Vanessa Redgrave as a narrator. The Red Tree by Joan Gómez Rojo and the semi-horror feature Other Cannibals by Francesco Sossai were also chosen, alongside the dramedy Troubled Minds (see the news), a Latvian-Polish co-production courtesy of the Ābele brothers, offering “a psychedelic ego trip, in the best possible way”. Lithuania’s Feature Film About Life [+leggi anche:
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by Dovilė Šarutytė will see a woman being forced to organise a DIY funeral for her recently departed father. The film was already part of the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event’s 2020 Works in Progress programme.

Among the international premieres, France’s Her Way by Cécile Ducrocq will spotlight Call My Agent! thesp Laure Calamy in the lead role as an exceptionally determined and fiercely independent mother. Precious Ivie [+leggi anche:
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by Germany’s Sarah Blaßkiewitz tracks the shifting relationship between two Afro-German half-sisters brought together by the death of their father – and their experience of the harsh reality of everyday racism in a city not as modern as it seems on the surface – while Serge Mirzabekiantz’s Dark Heart of the Forest [+leggi anche:
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will lead its viewers, predictably, into the woods, with two troubled teens in love seeking the sense of family that they both never really had.

Celebrated documentary director Iker Elorrieta will experiment with fiction in The Radio Amateur, and in Occupation, hailing from the Czech Republic and directed by Michal Nohejl, the arrival of a distinctly unwanted Russian in a bar full of Czech drinkers brings forth a vodka-soaked clash of cultures. Finally, the much-anticipated Other People [+leggi anche:
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by Aleksandra Terpińska will round off the selection. Based on the novel by popular Polish writer Dorota Masłowska, it will show a rich, bored housewife taking on a wannabe rapper first as her handyman, and then as her lover. Blind Love, a co-production between Kenya and Switzerland by Damien Hauser, will celebrate its European premiere at the festival, which will run from 12-28 November in Tallinn and Tartu.

You can find the full line-up of the First Feature Competition below:

The Score - Malachi Smyth (UK)
The Cloud & The Man - Abhinandan Banerjee (India)
Alice, Through the Looking - Adam Donen (UK)
Who Is Sleeping in Silver Grey - Liao Zihao (China)
Feature Film About Life [+leggi anche:
trailer
scheda film
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- Dovilė Šartytė (Lithuania)
Troubled Minds - Raitis Ābele, Lauris Ābele (Latvia/Poland)
The Red Tree - Joan Gómez Rojo (Colombia/Panama/France)
Other Cannibals - Francesco Sossai (Germany/Italy)
Life Suits Me Well - Al Hadi Ulad-Mohand (Morocco)
Tenzin - Michael LeBlanc, Joshua Reichmann (Canada)
Her Way - Cécile Ducrocq (France)
Immersion - Nicolás Postiglione (Chile/Mexico)
Precious Ivie [+leggi anche:
intervista: Sarah Blaßkiewitz
scheda film
]
- Sarah Blaßkiewitz (Germany)
Dark Heart of the Forest [+leggi anche:
recensione
intervista: Serge Mirzabekiantz
scheda film
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- Serge Mirzabekiantz (Belgium/France)
Dozen of Norths - Koji Yamamura (Japan)
The Radio Amateur - Iker Elorrieta (Spain)
Zuhal - Nazli Elif Durlu (Turkey)
Occupation - Michal Nohejl (Czech Republic)
Other People [+leggi anche:
recensione
scheda film
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- Aleksandra Terpińska (Poland/France)
Blind Love - Damien Hauser (Kenya/Switzerland)

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