FNE at Tallinn Black Nights FF 2013: Prize Winners

    Best Estonian Film: Tangerines Zaza Urushadze Best Estonian Film: Tangerines Zaza Urushadze

    TALLINN: The Italian debut The Great Beauty directed by Paolo Sorrentino was awarded the main prize of the EurAsia international competition at the 17 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held 15 November-1 December.

    Of Horses and Men directed by Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson won the Tridens Competition for feature debuts from Baltic Sea and Nordic countries.  

    The award for best Estonian film went to the Estonian Georgian coproduction Tangerines directed by Zaza Urushadze which also won the International Film Clubs Award. The 90-minute drama, which was shot in Georgia as well as Estonia, was produced by Ivo Felt for Allfilm and Urushadze. The film received grants from the Georgian National Film Center and the Estonian Film Fund.

    The film is set in an Estonian settlement in Abkhazia in the 1990's, during the fight for succession from Georgia. The story focuses on the owner of a tangerine plantation who unwittingly ends up with enemy soldiers in his home.

    Special guest, Hungary’s Oscar winning director Istvan Szabo, was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the festival.

    List of Prize Winners

    EurAsia International Competition

    Grand Prix

    The Great Beauty directed by Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)

    Best Director

    Koji Fukada for Au revoir l’été (Japan)

    Best Cinematographer

    Bergsteinn Björgulfsson for Of Horses and Men


    Best Actor

    Maksim Sukhanov for his role in The Role directed by Konstantin Lopushansky (Russia)

    Best Acresss

    Juliette Binoche for her role in Camille Claudel 1915 directed by Bruno Dumont(France).


    Special Jury Prize ex-aqueo

    Stray Dogs directed by Tsai Ming-Liang (Taiwan)


    Paradjanov directed by Serge Avedikian and Olena Fetisova (Ukraine)

    Tridens Competition for feature debuts from Baltic Sea and Nordic countries

    Best film

    Of Horses and Men directed by by  Benedikt Erlingsson (Iceland)


    Best Estonian Film

    Tangerines directed by Zaza Urushadze (Estonia, Georgia)

    Produced by Allfilm

    Supported by Georgian National Film Centre and Estonian Film Institute.


    Special prize for the most original story

    Intimate Parts directed by Natasha Merkulova, Alexey Chupov (Russia)

    The international film critics FIPRESCI AWARD

    Best Film

    Of Horses and Men

    North American film Competition

    Best Film

    La Jaula De Oro directed by Diego Quemada-Díez (Mexico)

    International Film Clubs Award


    Special Mention

    Circles directed by Srdan Golubovic (Germany, France, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia)
    Production: Film House Bas Celik,
    Coproduction: Propeler Film
    Vertigo /Emotionfilm
    Supported by Croatian Audiovisual Center and Slovenian Film Agency

    Audience Award

    The Broken Circle Breakdown directed by Felix Van Groeningen

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