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Most of the 19 titles on the slate will be either world or international premieres.
“For me, the lineup offers contentment in terms of artistic quality, geographic representation and genre diversity, expressing quite nicely what has always been our mission — to connect great auteurs from different backgrounds and with unique visions,” Tiina Lokk, the festival’s director and head of program, said in a press release.
The festival will feature the international premieres of German director Josef Biercbichler’s second film Two Men in Suits and Romania’s Paul Negoescu’s The Story of a Summer Lover.
Among the competition’s other highlights are the Greece-France-Latvia co-production Still River by director Angelos Frantzis; Sunburn, a Portuguese film by director Vicente Alves do Ó; Slam, the third film of India-born, Australia-based filmmaker Partho Sen-Gupta; Sri Lankan Asoka Handagama’s Asandhimitta; Sheeple by Iran’s Hooman Seyedi; and Winter’s Night by South Korean director Woo-jin Jang.
The festival will open with the world premiere of Awaken, the feature debut of Tom Lowe.
The complete lineup for this year’s Tallinn Black Nights main competition is below.
Asandhimitta / Asandhimitta, Sri Lanka, Director Asoka Handagama
A Shelter Among the Clouds / Streha mes reve, Albania, Director Robert Budina
A Place to Live / Pour Vivre Ici, Canada, Director Bernard Émond
AWAKEN, United Arab Emirates-USA, Director Tom Lowe
Bad Poems / Rossz versek, Hungary, Director Gábor Reisz
Kadakh / Kadakh, India, Director Rajat Kapoor
Sheeple / Maghzhaye Koochake Zang Zadeh, Iran, Director Hooman Seyedi
Slam, Australia, Partho Sen-Gupta
Still River / Akinito Potami, Greece, France, Latvia, Director Angelos Frantzis
Sunburn / Un Golpe De Sol, Portugal, Director Vicente Alves do Ó
The Guest, Egypt, Director Hadi Elbagoury
The Human Part / Ihmisen osa, Finland, Director Juha Lehtola
The Story of a Summer Lover / Povestea unui pierde-vara, Romania, Director Paul Negoescu
Two Fridas / Dos Fridas, Costa Rica, Director Ishtar Yasin
Two Men in Suits / Zwei Herren im Anzug, Germany, Director Josef Bierbichler
Until We Fall / Til vi falder, Denmark, Director Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm
Wandering Girl / Niña Errante, Colombia-France, Director Rubén Mendoza
Werewolf / Wilko?ak, Poland, Director Adrian Panek
Winter’s Night / ????, South Korea, Director Woo-jin Jang
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