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BLACK NIGHTS 2016 Awards

Israeli drama A Quiet Heart wins at Tallinn

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- Eitan Anner's film has won the Grand Prix; other winners include Romania’s Eastern Business and Iran’s Breath

Israeli drama A Quiet Heart wins at Tallinn
The winners of the 2016 Black Nights International Film Festival (© BNFF)

Israeli director Eitan Anner's third feature film, A Quiet Heart [+see also:
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, has won the Grand Prix for Best Film at the 20th Black Nights International Film Festival in Tallinn (11-27 November). The drama about a young pianist in crisis who moves to an ultra-Orthodox neighbourhood in Jerusalem also earned its lead, Ania Bukstein, the Jury Prize for Best Actress. 

Iran's Narges Abyar won Best Director for Breath, while Romanian comedy Eastern Business [+see also:
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 received Best Screenplay for writer-director Igor Cobileanski and Best Actor, split between Ion Sapdaru and Constantin Puscasu.

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In the First Feature Film Competition, the Best Film Award went to Duet by David Nanesh from Iran. The film also picked up the NETPAC Award. Lastly, Kadri Kõusaar's Mother [+see also:
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was crowned Best Estonian Feature. 

Here is the full list of awards: 

Main Competition

Grand Prix for Best Film 
A Quiet Heart [+see also:
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]
- Eitan Anner (Israel)

Jury Prize for Best Director 
Narges Abyar - Breath (Iran)

Jury Prize for Best Cinematographer 
Gints Berzins - The Chronicles of Melanie [+see also:
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]
(Latvia/Czech Republic/Finland)

Jury Prize for Best Script
Igor Cobileanski - Eastern Business [+see also:
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]
(Romania/Lithuania/Moldova) 

Jury Prize for Best Actor
Ion Sapdaru and Constantin Puscasu - Eastern Business

Jury Prize for Best Actress
Ania Bukstein - A Quiet Heart

Jury Prize for Best Music
Silvia Pérez Cruz - At Your Doorstep [+see also:
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]
(Spain)

Audience Award
Queen of Spades [+see also:
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]
- Pavel Lungin (Russia)

First Feature Competition

Best Film
Duet - David Nanesh (Iran)

Special Jury Prize
Gentle Breath - Augusto Sandino (Colombia)
Holy Biker - Homero Olivetto (Brazil)

Estonian Film Competition

Best Estonian Feature
Mother [+see also:
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]
- Kadri Kõusaar

Other awards

FIPRESCI Award
Gentle Breath - Augusto Sandino

NETPAC Award
Duet - David Nanesh

Cross-religion Award 
Dark Fortune [+see also:
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- Stefan Haupt (Switzerland)

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