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BLACK NIGHTS 2020 Concorso Opere prime

Tallinn Black Nights annuncia la line-up del Concorso Opere prime

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- Per questa particolare competizione della sua prossima edizione ibrida, il festival estone ha selezionato 18 film, dieci dei quali sono anteprime mondiali

Tallinn Black Nights annuncia la line-up del Concorso Opere prime
As Far as I Know di Nándor Lörincz e Bálint Nagy

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Ten world, seven international and one European premiere will make it into the First Feature Competition at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) this year. In addition, three features will be shown out of competition, including Evi Romen’s Why Not You [+leggi anche:
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, recently crowned at Zurich, Nacho Álvarez’s My Heart Goes Boom! [+leggi anche:
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and Joe Marcantonio’s Kindred [+leggi anche:
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. “It’s almost been said too many times that this is a challenging time for the film industry,” noticed festival director and head of programme Tiina Lokk. “It’s hugely reassuring that we can still present this selection of debut features this year: in cinemas in Estonia and also online. It’s a powerful, challenging and diverse collection, representing everything vital, fresh and revelatory in cinema. When the industry recovers, as it surely will, it will be filmmakers like these who carry the torch forward.”

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Starting with the world premieres, Eugen Jebeleanu’s Poppy Field [+leggi anche:
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, shot on 16 mm film, will explore protest, religion, identity and more, as a gay street cop struggles to balance his prosaic professional duties and personal politics. In Longing Souls, Diana Montenegro will look at the world of women while delivering a coming-of-age drama, and with As Far as I Know [+leggi anche:
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, Hungarian directors Nándor Lörincz and Bálint Nagy have, according to the festival, “created a real brain-worm: a morally complex narrative to think and rethink about, lingering long in the audience’s minds”.

The Translator [+leggi anche:
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by Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf will also be shown to the audience for the very first time, alongside Model Olimpia [+leggi anche:
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by Frédéric Hambalek. Great Happiness, set in modern-day China and directed by Wang Yiao, is an ensemble piece following three friends, while Sententia by Dmitry Rudakov is a dramatisation of the end of Russian poet and Gulag survivor Varlam Shalamov’s life. Rounding off the world premieres, Karnawal [+leggi anche:
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by Juan Pablo Félix focuses on the Malambo dance culture, Kærup Hjort's The Penultimate delivers some black comedy, and Tailor [+leggi anche:
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by Sonia Liza Kenterman is “a quietly propulsive tale that doesn’t necessarily reveal all of its secrets: a perfect fit for these times of change, challenge and reinvention”.

Already shown in Finland, Goodbye Soviet Union [+leggi anche:
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by Estonian-born Lauri Randla piles culture clash upon culture clash, and in Ali Derakhshandeh’s The Enemies, hairdressing, nasty letters from neighbours and lots of cats will come together, at last. Finally, Poland's 25 Years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda [+leggi anche:
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by Jan Holoubek, which has been generating headlines ever since its local premiere, will show the man accused of a crime he claims he didn't commit. “It seems to me that this film is universal and that the story it contains is understandable everywhere. Moreover, such stories, unfortunately, happen everywhere,” director Holoubek told Cineuropa about the real-life case that inspired the film.

In Madly in Life [+leggi anche:
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by Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni, a couple's plans come to a halt once the man's elderly mother begins showing signs of dementia, and Bae Jong-dae's Black Light sees two women struggle through the stages of grief in the aftermath of a car accident. Should the Wind Drop [+leggi anche:
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by Nora Martirosyan, granted a Cannes label earlier this year, charts the complexities involved in approving the opening of an international airport, and The Flood by Victoria Wharfe McIntyre, a revenge-thriller, will show Australia at its wildest. Also interesting is Fortuna – The Girl and the Giants [+leggi anche:
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, where Nicolangelo Gelormini talks about a six-year-old with magnificent hair and a loose relationship with reality. Described as a “giallo with kids”, it will have its international premiere at PÖFF.

The complete line-up of the festival will be announced on 6 November.

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

First Feature Competition

The Translator [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Rana Kazkaz e Anas Khalaf
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Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf (France/Switzerland/Syria/Belgium/Qatar/USA)
Poppy Field [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Eugen Jebeleanu
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Eugen Jebeleanu (Romania)
Longing SoulsDiana Montenegro (Colombia)
As Far as I Know [+leggi anche:
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Nándor Lörincz and Bálint Nagy (Hungary)
Model Olimpia [+leggi anche:
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Frédéric Hambalek (Germany)
Great HappinessWang Yiao (China)
SententiaDmitry Rudakov (Russia)
Karnawal [+leggi anche:
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Juan Pablo Félix (Argentina/Brazil/Chile/Mexico/Norway)
The Penultimate [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Jonas Kærup Hjort
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Jonas Kærup Hjort (Denmark)
Tailor [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Sonia Liza Kenterman
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Sonia Liza Kenterman (Greece/Germany/Belgium)
Goodbye Soviet Union [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Lauri Randla
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Lauri Randla (Finland/Estonia)
The EnemiesAli Derakhshandeh (Iran)
25 Years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda [+leggi anche:
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– Jan Holoubek (Poland)
Madly in Life [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Raphaël Balboni e Ann Sirot
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Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni (Belgium)
Black LightBae Jong-dae (South Korea)
The FloodVictoria Wharfe McIntyre (Australia)
Fortuna – The Girl and the Giants [+leggi anche:
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Nicolangelo Gelormini (Italy)
Should the Wind Drop [+leggi anche:
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Nora Martirosyan (France/Belgium/Armenia)

Out of Competition

Why Not You [+leggi anche:
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Evi Romen (Austria)
My Heart Goes Boom! [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Nacho Álvarez
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Nacho Álvarez (Spain/Italy)
Kindred [+leggi anche:
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Joe Marcantonio (UK)

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