Terrence Malick’s ‘Tree of Life’ to Close Black Nights Festival

3:28 AM PST 11/15/2011 by Scott Roxborough
Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Icelandic dramedy “Either Way” will open the 15th Black Nights fest, which runs Nov. 16-30 in Tallinn, Estonia.

COLOGNE, Germany – Terrence Malick’s Palme d’Or winner The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn, will close the 15th edition of Estonia’s Black Nights Film Festival, which runs Nov. 16-30.

Either Way, an Icelandic dramedy directed by Gunnar Sigurdsson, will open the prestigious Black Nights event. Other A-list titles screening included Oscar buzz titles The Artist from French director Michel Hazanavicius; Lynne Ramsey’s We Need to Talk About Kevin starring Tilda Swinton; Iranian drama A Separation, which won Berlin’s Golden Bear earlier this year; and Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy featuring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth.

Among the highlights of the Black Nights’ North American Indies sidebar are Sean Durkin’s Sundance favorite Martha Marcy May Marlene, Ken Scott’s Quebecois comedy Starbuck and Thomas McCarthy’s Win Win starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan.

You can see the full Black Nights lineup here.

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