FESTIVALS: Tallinn Announces Main Competition

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    TALLINN: Eighteen films representing 21 countries will compete in the main competition of the 19th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

    Seven of the competition films are world premieres. The films include two Bulgarian coproductions and two Latvian coproductions, including Dawn by Laila Palkanina which participated in the 2014 Baltic Event Coproduction Market. The film, a coproduction with Estonia, will have its world premiere at the festival.

    The festival runs 13-29 November 2015.

    The films in competition are:

    28:94 Local Time (Armenia, Netherlands, Germany)
    Directed by David Safarian

    Avalanche (Iran)
    Directed by Morteza Farshbaf, Iran

    Black (Belgium)
    Directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah

    Bride (Spain)
    Directed by Paula Ortiz, Spain

    Dawn (Latvia/Estonia)
    Directed by Laila Pakalnina
    Production: Hargala Company, Digital Sputnik
    Epitaph (Mexico)
    Directed by Yulene Olaizola & Rubén Imaz

    Happy Hour (Germany, Ireland)
    Directed by Franz Müller

    Insight (Russia)
    Directed by Aleksander Kott

    Let Her Cry (Sri Lanka)
    Directed by Asoka Handagama

    Orizont (Romania)
    Directed by Marian Crisan
    Produced by Solar Indie Junction, Mandragora Movies, Rova Films

    Stranger (Kazakhstan)
    Directed by Yermek Tursunov

    The Automatic Hate (USA)
    Directed by Justin Lerner

    The Paradise Suite (Netherlands, Sweden, Bulgaria)
    Directed by Joost van Ginkel

    The Prosecutor, the Defender, the Father and His Son (Bulgaria, Sweden, Netherlands)
    Directed by Iglika Triffonova
    Produced by Klas Film, Bulgarian National Television

    The Summer of Frozen Fountains (Georgia, Russia)
    Directed by Vano Burduli
    Produced by twenty9pictures
    Supported by Georgian National Film Center

    The Throne (South Korea)
    Directed by Lee Joon-ik

    Under the Sun (Russia, Germany, North Korea, Czech Republic, Latvia)
    Directed by Vitaliy Manskiy
    Produced by Hypermarket Film, Czech TV

    Zinnia Flower (Taiwan)
    Directed by Tom Lin