FESTIVALS: Tallin Black Nights Competition Announced

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TALLINN: Seventeen films will screen in the main competition of the Tallinn Black Nights FF, running 16 November – 2 December 2018.

The competition includes films from a wide range of continents and countries, including just a handful of films from CEE territories. Festival director and head of programme Tiina Lokk commented on the selection: “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. Also, it is an utmost pleasure to welcome filmmakers from so many new countries in the Official Selection!”

She also issued a statement defending the inclusion of the Indian director Rajat Kapoor, who had been omitted from the programme of the Mumbai IFF as a result of sexual harassment accusations.

The films in competition are:

Asandhimitta (Sri Lanka)
Directed by Asoka Handagama

Awaken (UAE, USA)
Directed by Tom Lowe

Bad Poems (Hungary)
Directed by Gabor Reisz

Kadakh (India)
Directed by Rajat Kapoor

Sheeple (Iran)
Directed by Houman Seyedi

Slam (Australia)
Directed by Partho Sen-gupta

Still River (Greece, France, Latvia)
Directed by Angelos Frantzis
Coroduced by Tasse Films

Sunburn (Portugal)
Directed by Vincente Alves do O

The Guest (Egypt)
Directed by Hadi El Bagoury

The Human Part (Finland)
Directed by Juha Lehtola

The Story of a Summer Lover / Povestea unui pierde-vară (Romania, Bulgaria)
Directed by Paul Negoescu
Produced by Papillon Film & N-Graphix (Romania) and coproduced by Screening Emotions (Bulgaria) and deFilm (Romania)
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, the Bulgarian National Film Center, Eurimages, Creative Europe, Vodafone România and Zenith Media

Two Fridas (Costa Rica, Mexico)
Directed by Ishtar Yasin Gutierrez

Two Men in Suits (Germany)
Directed by Josef Bierbichler

Until We Fall (Denmark)
Directed by Samanou Acheche Sahlstrom

Wandering Girl (Colombia, France)
Directed by Ruben Mendoza

Werewolf / Wilkołak (Poland, Netherlands, Germany)
Directed by Adrian Panek
Produced by Balapolis (Poland)
Coproduced by Rosco Polska (Poland), Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion (Germany), House of Netherhorror (Netherlands)
Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Netherlands Film Fund

Winters Night (South Korea)
Directed by Woojin Jang