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The Tartu Love Film Festival announces its full lineup

Press releases 2017-08-03

The 12th Tartu Love Film Festival, aka TARTUFF, the biggest open air film festival in the Baltics has announced its full lineup. This year's programme is made up of 13 features and 5 documentaries. 

The feature programme includes Keep the Change directed by Rachel Israel, which won several awards at Karlovy Vary and Tribeca this year; another Tribeca award winner The Divine Order by director Petra Biondina Volpe; the winner of the Un Certain Regard Best Actress Award (Jasmine Trinca) at this year’s Cannes Fortunata by director Sergio Castellitto; the 2016 festival circuit hit Welcome to Norway!, directed by Rune Denstad Langlo and the 2015 Academy Award nominee Tanna, directed by Martin Butler and Bentley Dean. The two classics to be screened are Léon: the Professional (1994) directed by Luc Besson and Moulin Rouge (2001) by Baz Luhrman.

The documentary programme is headed by Matt Tyrnauer’s Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016) and the Berlinale Generation Kplus jury Grand Prix winner Becoming Who I Was (2017), directed by Moon Chang-Yong, Jeon Jin.

The Tartu Love Film Festival, aka TARTUFF, which is organised by the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival team, takes place from the 7th until the 12th of August. Tartu, the so-called Southern Capital of Estonia, is the second largest city in the country and is situated on shores of the scenic river Emajõgi.
 
The festival venues include the 1500-seated open air theatre on the Town Hall Square which starts screenings at sunset – 10 pm - and the Athena Theatre where the documentary programme screenings will take place. All screenings are free of charge and more than 90% of the films have English subtitles.
 
The festival, dedicated to films about love in all its colours, forms and manifestations, has a feature and a documentary programme.

The full feature programme lineup:
The Art of Loving. Story of Michalina Wislocka / “Sztuka kochania” - dir Maria Sadowska, Poland, 2017
Bad Lucky Goat – dir Samir Oliveros, Colombia, 2017
Being Charlie - dir Rob Reiner, USA, 2015
The Divine Order / Die göttliche Ordnung – dir Petra Biondina Volpe, Switzerland, 2017
Fortunata – dir Sergio Castellitto, Italy, 2017
Keep the Change – dir Rachel Israel, USA, 2017
Léon: the Professional / Léon – dir Luc Besson, France, 1994
Moulin Rouge – dir Baz Luhrman, Australia, USA, 2001
Permission – dir Brian Crano, USA, 2017
Rock’n Roll – dir Guillaume Canet, France, 2017
Tanna – dir Martin Butler, Bentley Dean, Australia, 2015
Welcome to Norway! – dir Rune Denstad Langlo, Norway, 2016

+ a children’s film:
Raven the Little Rascal – The Big Race / Der kleine Rabe Socke – das grosse Rennen – dir Sandor Jesse, Ute von Münchow-Pohl, Germany, 2015

The full documentary programme linup:
#SINGLE – dir Andrea Eder, Austria, 2017
Barbecue – dir Matthew Salleh, Australia, 2017
Becoming Who I Was – dir Moon Chang-Yong, Jeon Jin, South Korea, 2017
Citizen Jane: The Battle for the City – dir Matt Tyrnauer, USA, 2016
When Two Worlds Collide – dir Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel, Peru-USA-UK, 2016

INFORMATION

Find the film schedule here: http://2017.tartuff.ee/en/schedule/
For further inquiries: Hannes Aava, Head of International Communications of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival/ Tartu Love Film Festival - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +37255529211

Last modified on 2017-08-03

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