FESTIVALS: Tallinn Announces Competition Films

    The Eternal Road by AJ Annila The Eternal Road by AJ Annila

    TALLINN: The main competition of the 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, running 17 November – 3 December 2017, will include ten world premieres among the 18 selected titles. The broad sweep of films includes two Estonian films.

    Festival director and head of programme Tiina Lokk said, “What we have on our hands is quite a kaleidoscope of genres, ranging from drama to thriller and horror to comedy. It is likely to generate disputes on the quality and spark debate - and this is what I feel cinema should do - generating discussion, both about the art of film and the world in general.’” 

    Official Selection - In Competition

    Asphyxia (Iran)
    Directed by Fereydoun Jeyrani
    A Thought of Ecstasy (Germany, USA, Switzerland)
    Directed by RP Kahl

    Bangzi Melody (China)
    Directed by Dasheng Zheng

    Children of the Fall (Israel)
    Directed by Eitan Gafny
    Dominion (USA)
    Directed by Steven Bernstein

    Excavator (South Korea)
    Directed by Lee Ju-Hyoung, South Korea

    Granny (India)
    Directed by Devashish Makhija
    La Vida Lliure (Spain/France)
    Directed by Marc Recha

    Little Tito (Italy)
    Directed by Paola Randi

    Newly Single (USA)
    Directed by Adam Christian Clark

    Night Accident (Kyrgyzstan)
    Directed by Temirbek Birnazarov
    Something Useful (Turkey, France, Netherlands, Germany)
    Directed by Pelin Esmer

    The Ball (Italy)
    Directed by Pasquale Scimeca

    The Contestant (Colombia)
    Directed by Carlos Osuna

    The Gateway (Ukraine)
    Directed by Volodymyr Tykhyy

    The Eternal Road (Finland, Estonia, Sweden)
    Directed by Antti-Jussi Annila
    Produced by Matila Rohr Productions
    Coproduced by Taska Film, Anagram, Film i Vlast

    The Manslayer / The Virgin/ The Shadow (Estonia, Lithuania)
    Directed by Sulev Keedus
    Produced by F-Seitse (Estonia)
    Coproduced by Era Film (Lithuania)

    Vacuum (Switzerland)
    Directed by Christine Repond