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BLACK NIGHTS 2021 First Feature Competition

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Tallinn Black Nights First Feature Competition title Troubled Minds


- Raitis and Lauris Abele’s debut feature attempts to explore what happens to your life once you start playing with your mind

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Tallinn Black Nights First Feature Competition title Troubled Minds
Troubled Minds by Raitis and Lauris Abele

Brothers Robert and Martin are one month away from their largest art exhibition. To get their creative juices flowing, Martin locks himself in a black cube. Once he is out, the brothers tumble onto a wild roller-coaster of events teetering on the very edge of chaos.

In their debut feature, Troubled Minds [+see also:
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, brothers Raitis Abele and Lauris Abele examine the fine line between artistic creativity and mental problems. Troubled Minds is taking part in the First Feature Competition of this year’s Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (12-28 November – see the news). The Latvian filmmakers mostly work together, alongside the third brother and this film’s DoP, Marcis Abele, as a creative trio, sharing various roles in their filmmaking and art projects. Their big international success came when Raitis and Lauris co-directed the short Castratus the Boar, which won the Grand Prix at the Tampere Short Film Festival, and they also created a drama documentary about the traditions of paganism, Baltic Tribes – Last Pagans of Europe.

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The main cast of this feature includes Toms Auninš, Marcis Lacis, Daniela Vetra, Juris Zagars, Darta Danevica and Marija Skangale.

Troubled Minds is a Tritone Studio presentation, with backing from the National Film Centre of Latvia and Jurmala City Council.

Check out our exclusive trailer below:

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