Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2013

A competition of children's films and youth films, which also features non-competitive special screenings.

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Believe Believe
Believe and Minuscule - Valley Of The Lost Ants
Antboy (Country: Denmark; Year: 2013; Director: Ask Hasselbalch; Writer: Anders Ølholm, Torbjørn Rafn, Nikolaj Arcel, Kenneth Bøgh Andersen; Stars: Oscar Dietz, Nicolas Bro, Samuel Ting Graf, Amalie Kruse Jensen, Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, Lærke Winther Andersen, Aske Bang, Jakob B. Engmann, Inge Lise Goltermann, Thomas Hwan, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Caspar Phillipson, Nanna Schaumburg-Muller, Jonas Schmidt, Elsebeth Steentoft)
A boy who is bitten by an ant develops superpowers.
App (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2013; Director: Bobby Boermans; Writer: Robert Arthur Jansen; Stars: Hannah Hoekstra, Isis Cabolet, Robert de Hoog, Alex Hendrickx, Matthijs van Bakhuyzen de Sande, Patrick Martens, Gigi Ravelli, Harry van Rijthoven, Liza Sips, Jeroen Spitzenberger, Mark van Eeuwen)
The phone app of a psychology student begins to terrorise her.
Baby Blues (Country: Poland; Year: 2012; Director: Kasia Roslaniec; Stars: Magdalena Berus, Nikodem Rozbicki, Klaudia Bulka, Michal Trzeciakowski)
Life spins out of control as a teenage mother struggles to cope with caring for her baby.
Believe (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: David Scheinmann; Writer: Massimiliano Durante, Carmelo Pennisi, David Scheinmann; Stars: Natascha McElhone, Brian Cox, Kate Ashfield, Toby Stephens, James Callis, Anne Reid, Philip Jackson, Richard Strange, Jon-Paul Gates, Lee Starkey, Paul Bergquist, Eirian Cohen, Tony Sweeney, Danny Scheinmann, David Annen), Trailer
Matt Busby comes out of retirement to help a young football team.
Beneath The Harvest Sky (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Aron Gaudet, Gita Pullapilly; Writer: Aron Gaudet, Gita Pullapilly; Stars: Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe, Aidan Gillen, W. Earl Brown, Joe Cobden, David Denman, Ava Doyle, Carla Gallo, Dustin Hamman, Zoe Levin, Michael McGrady, Erik Moody, Josh Mostel, Peter Paton, Carrie Preston)
Coming-of-age tale set on a Maine potato farm.
Love Steaks Love Steaks
Love Steaks and Blood Brother
Bitch Hug (Bitchkram) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2012; Director: Andreas Öhman; Writer: Jonathan Sjöberg, Andreas Öhman; Stars: Linda Molin, Fanny Ketter, Mathilda von Essen, Adam Lundgren, Antoni Norén Almén, Kristoffer Berglund, Fabian Fourén, Mats Qviström, Jacke Sjödin, Susanne Barklund, Jens Ohlin, Cecilia Callander, Hanna Fahl, Isac Nyström, Lina Hognert)
A youngster dreams of leaving her small town for New York, but things don't quite work out as she had planned.
Blood Brother (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Steve Hoover)
Story of a man's commitment to an orphanage for children with AIDS and HIV.
Casper And Emma – Best Friends (Karsten og Petra blir bestevenner) (Country: Norway; Year: 2013; Director: Arne Lindtner Næss; Writer: Line Grünfeld; Stars: Nora Amundsen, Janne Formoe, Tone Johnsen, Hilde Lyrån, Ivar Nørve, Elias Søvold-Simonsen, Markus Tønseth)
Children's drama about two friends and a stuffed toy that comes to life.
Coldwater (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Vincent Grashaw; Writer: Vincent Grashaw, Mark Penney; Stars: P.J. Boudousqué, James C. Burns, Chris Petrovski, Octavius J. Johnson, Nicholas Bateman, Stephanie Simbari)
A teenager struggles to survive in a juvenile detention centre in the wilderness.
The Crash Reel (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Lucy Walker)
The jaw-dropping story of one unforgettable athlete, Kevin Pearce; one eye-popping sport, snow boarding; and one explosive issue, traumatic brain injury. An epic rivalry between Kevin and Shaun White culminates in a life-changing crash and a comeback story with a difference.
A Teacher A Teacher
A Teacher and Northwest
The Detectives (Detektiverne) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2014; Director: Esben Tønnesen; Writer: Morten Dragsted, Esben Tønnesen; Stars: Jens Andersen, Beate Bille, Adam Brix, Camilla Gottlieb, Henning Valin Jakobsen, Lisa Lents, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Frederik Winther Rasmussen, David Sakurai, Jonas Schmidt, Mathilde Wedell-Wedellsborg, Alexandre Willaume)
Three kids found a detective agency.
The Dirties (Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Matthew Johnson; Writer: Josh Boles, Matthew Johnson, Matthew Miller, Evan Morgan; Stars: Matthew Johnson, Owen Williams, Krista Madison, Brandon Wickens, Jay McCarrol, Josh Boles, Shailene Garnett, Alen Delain, Paul Daniel Ayotte)
Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking.
Ego (Country: Sweden; Year: 2013; Director: Lisa James-Larsson; Writer: Lisa James-Larsson; Stars: Martin Wallström, Mylaine Hedreul, Sissela Kyle, Peter Andersson, Emil Johnsen, Christoffer Svensson, Jonatan Rodriguez, Sven-Åke Gustavsson, Jörgen Thorsson, Richard Ulfsäter, Lars Bethke, Josefin Crafoord, Douglas Leon, Patrick Saxe, Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt)
An egocentric young man has to face up to reality after losing his sight.
Eskil & Trinidad (Eskil And Trinidad) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2012; Director: Stephan Apelgren; Stars: Linus Oscarsson, Ann Petrén, Torkel Petersson)
A lonely boy who travels around northern Sweden with his father becomes fascinated by the building of a boat.
The Famous Five 2 (Fünf Freunde 2 ) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Mike Marzuk; Writer: Peer Klehmet, Sebastian Wehlings, based on the book by Enid Blyton; Stars: Valeria Eisenbart, Quirin Oettl, Justus Schlingensiepen, Neele-Marie Nickel, Coffey, Kristo Ferkic, Peter Lohmeyer, Oliver Korittke, Stefan Konarske, Heio von Stetten, Anatole Taubman, Sebastian Gerold, Robert Schenker, Petr Dvorak, Alexander Hutter)
Dick gets kidnapped.
Short Term 12 Short Term 12
Short Term 12 and The Pervert's Guide To Ideology
Go Eddy! (Allez, Eddy!) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Gert Embrechts; Writer: Gert Embrechts; Stars: Jelte Blommaert, Peter Van den Begin, Barbara Sarafian, Mathias Vergels, Lotte Bode, Silke Cnockaert, Stefaan Degand, Bruno Georis, Coline Leempoel, Frieda Pittoors, Bruno Vereeck, Jelle Cleymans, Julian Borsani, Ben Van den Heuvel, Jelle Florizoone)
A young cyclist bids to win a competition to meet Eddy Merckx.
How To Make Money Selling Drugs (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Matthew Cooke; Writer: Matthew Cooke, Grant Jolly; Stars: Woody Harrelson, Susan Sarandon, 50 Cent, Eminem)
A documentary exploring the drug business and the biases in the way the law treats those involved.
Into The Mind (Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Eric Crosland, Dave Mossop; Stars: Joshua Pak)
Tracking a skier as he attempts to climb and ski the ultimate mountain.
I Am Not A Hipster (Year: 2012; Director: Destin Cretton; Writer: Destin Cretton; Stars: Dominic Bogart, Alvaro Orlando, Brad William Henke, Tammy Minoff, Kandis Erickson, Lauren Coleman), Official Site
Set in the indie music and art scene, this is a character-driven story exploring themes of love, loss and what it means to be creative in the face of tragedy.
Kidd Life (Country: Denmark; Year: 2012; Director: Andreas Johnsen; Stars: Kidd)
Documentary about Nicholas Westwood Kidd, or simply Kidd, who became an overnight superstar.
The Dirties The Dirties
The Dirties and Pluto
Kill Your Darlings (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: John Krokidas; Writer: Austin Bunn, John Krokidas; Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHann, Ben Foster, Michael C Hall, Jack Huston, Elizabeth Olsen)
A murder brings together the young writers of the beat generation.
The Kings Of Summer (Toy's House) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts; Writer: Chris Galletta; Stars: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Alison Brie)
Three teenagers decide to build a fort and live wild.
Lasting (Country: Poland, Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Jacek Borcuch; Writer: Jacek Borcuch; Stars: Jakub Gierszal, Magdalena Berus, Angela Molina)
An emotional love story about two Polish students who fall in love with each other while working summer jobs in Spain. An unexpected nightmare interrupts their carefree time in the heavenly landscape and throws their lives into chaos.
Linsanity (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Evan Leong)
Jeremy Lin came from a humble background to make an unbelievable run in the NBA. State high school champion, all-Ivy League at Harvard, undrafted by the NBA and unwanted there: his story started long before he landed on Broadway.
Love Steaks (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Jakob Lass)
Luxury hotel. Luxury clientele. Irritable staff. A couple who might fall in love, or they might leave their relationship in its raw state – like the titular steaks.
Kill Your Darlings Kill Your Darlings
Kill Your Darlings and The Kings Of Summer
Mike Says Goodbye! (De Groeten van Mike!) (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2012; Director: Maria Peters; Writer: Mirjam Oomkes, Willemine van der Wiel; Stars: Maas Bronkhuyzen, Faas Wijn, Bracha van Doesburgh, Carine Crutzen, Leona Philippo, Dave Mantel, Marloes van den Heuvel, Chris Tates, Roos Ouwehand, Nasrdin Dchar, Bart Klever, Shona Smit, Joep van Lieshout, Vincent Croiset, Hadewych Minis)
A boy who has been hospitalised for months, plans to spend Christmas with his mum by hook or by crook.
Minuscule - Valley Of The Lost Ants (Minuscule - La vallée des fourmis perdues) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Helene Giraud, Thomas Szabo; Writer: Thomas Szabo, Helene Giraud)
In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a picnic hastily abandoned spark warfare between two tribes of ants.
Northwest (Nordvest) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2013; Director: Michael Noer; Writer: Rasmus Heisterberg, Michael Noer; Stars: Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Hamza Al.Jaburi, Oliver Altman, Kevin Andersen, Irina V Babenko, Jelena Bundalovic, Lene Maria Christensen, Sandra El-Hussein, Nick Philip Engel, Monika Paula Fasula, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Oscar Dyekjær Giese, Jacob Wagner Guldager, Carsten Hartmann, Nicholas Westwood Kidd)
A teenager gets sucked into a turf war.
Nothing Bad Can Happen (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Katrin Gebbe)
Young Tore, a member of a Christian sect called the Jesus Freaks, is taken in by the family of outwardly kindhearted, yet inwardly aggressive Benno.
Not Waving But Drowning (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Devyn Waitt; Writer: Devyn Waitt; Stars: Vanessa Ray, Megan Guinan, Lynn Cohen, Scott Bryce, Adam Driver, Isabelle McNally, Lili Reinhart, Ryan Munzert, Keith Pratt, Elizabeth Fendrick, Ross Francis, Trinity Rose Smith, Carly J. Bales, Ford Barsi, Donavin Best)
Two best friends find their lives moving in different directions after one of them moves to the city.
Six Acts Six Acts
Six Acts and uwantme2killhim?
Oggy And The Cockroaches: The Movie (Oggy et les cafards) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Oliver Jean-Marie; Writer: Olivier Jean Marie, Jean-Yves Raimbaud)
Animated antics.
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records (Country: US, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Jeff Broadway; Writer: Robert Bralver, Jeff Broadway; Stars: Common, Mike D, Daniel Dumile, Flying Lotus, Mayer Hawthorne, Thebe Kgositsile, Talib Kweli, Madlib, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Kanye West, Peanut Butter Wolf, James 'Jay Dee' Yancey)
Documentary about the LA-based record label.
The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (Country: UK, Ireland; Year: 2012; Director: Sophie Fiennes; Stars: Slavoj Žižek)
A documentary exploring the film criticism and philosophy of Slavoj Žižek.
Pluto (Country: South Korea; Year: 2012; Director: Shin Su-won; Writer: Su-won Shin; Stars: David Lee, Sung June, Cho Sung-ha, Kim Kkob-bi, Kim Kwon)
A boy works hard to try and enter the elite class at his school, but is kept out by a brutal clique.
Princess' War (Country: Russia; Year: 2013; Director: Vladimir Alenikov )
A youngster finds herself torn between two gangs.
The Crash Reel The Crash Reel
The Crash Reel and Shopping
Regret! (Spijt!) (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2013; Director: Dave Schram; Writer: Maria Peters, Carry Slee, Dick van den Heuvel; Stars: Robin Boissevain, Dorus Witte, Stefan Collier, Charlotte Bakker, Nils Verkooijen, Rick van Elk, Gregory Samson, Brahim Fouradi, Eileen Farnham, Fabienne Bergmans, Dave Mantel, Roos Ouwehand, Rick Nicolet, Jessica Zeylmaker, Edo Brunner)
David's classmate Jochem is bullied because he is too heavy. Although David increasingly stands up to the bullying, it turns out to be too late.
Rolli And The Golden Key (Rölli ja kultainen avain) (Country: Finland, UK, Russia; Year: 2013; Director: Taavi Vartia; Writer: Allan Tuppurainen, Taavi Vartia; Stars: Mikko Leppilampi, Ville Haapasalo, Krista Kosonen, Jarkko Niemi, Iina Kuustonen, Lauri Tanskanen, Allan Tuppurainen, Niko Kostet, Alina Tomnikov, Turkka Mastomäki, Christian Ruotanen, Mikko Kuustonen, Joonas Gavrilov, Vincent Kinnunen, Linnéa Röhr)
Magical adventure about a young girl who befriends a troll.
Shopping (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2013; Director: Mark Albiston, Louis Sutherland; Writer: Louis Sutherland, Mark Albiston; Stars: Kevin Paulo, Julian Dennison, Jacek Koman, Alistair Browning)
New Zealand, 1981: Seduced by a charismatic career criminal, teenager Willie must choose where his loyalty lies – with a family of shoplifters or his own blood.
Short Term 12 (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Destin Cretton; Writer: Destin Cretton; Stars: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Stephanie Beatriz, Rami Malek, Alex Calloway, Kevin Hernandez, Lydia Du Veaux, Keith Stanfield, Frantz Turner, Diana Maria Riva, Harold Cannon, Silvia Curiel, Melora Walters, Bran'dee Allen)
Story of a counsellor at a foster care centre.
Six Acts (Shesh Peamim, S#x Acts) (Country: Israel; Year: 2012; Director: Johnathan Gurfinkel; Writer: Rona Segal; Stars: Sivan Levy)
A deep dive into the grey area of sexual abuse told through the story of Gili, a teenager who in order to improve her lame social status hooks up with several different boys, all from her new school.
A Teacher (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Hannah Fidell; Writer: Hannah Fidell; Stars: Lindsay Burdge, Will Brittain, Jennifer Prediger, Jonny Mars, Julie Phillips, Chris Dubeck)
A teacher has an affair with one of her pupils.
The Tough Guys (De tøffeste gutta) (Country: Norway; Year: 2013; Director: Christian Lo; Writer: Nick Hegreberg, Christian Lo, Arne Svingen, Arne Svingen, Arild Tryggestad; Stars: Sondre Blakstad Henriksen, Regine Stokkevåg Eide, Martin Røsjorde Linstad, Lasse Sortland, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Cecilie A. Mosli, Hallvard Holmen, Ingjerd Egeberg, Gard Fartein Løkke Goli, Herman Martinsen, Behroz Rezai, Nea Vartomten Haug-Skogli, August Nordby, Mille Haslev Nordbye, Inga Nylænde Bowitz)
Story about a bullied 11-year-old and his new-found friend.
Underexposed: A Women's Skateboarding Documentary (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Amelia Brodka; Stars: Amelia Brodka, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, Allysha Bergado, Don Brown, Michael Burnett, Cara Beth Burnside, Steve Caballero, Dave Duncan, Christian Hosoi, Julie Lynn Kindstrand, Mimi Knoop, Lance Mountain, Pat Ngoho, Elissa Steamer, Ed Templeton)
Examination of the industry's approach to women who skateboard.
uwantme2killhim? (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Andrew Douglas; Writer: Mike Walden, based on a story by Fernley Phillips; Stars: Jamie Blackley, Toby Regbo, Joanne Froggatt, Liz White, Jaime Winstone, Mark Womack, Louise Delamere, Amy Wren, James Burrows, Stephanie Leonidas)
Identities shift and life grows ever more confusing as a high school student pursues an online romance with a woman who has a violent husband.
Valentine Road (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Marta Cunningham)
In 2008, eighth-grader Brandon McInerney shot classmate Larry King at point blank range. Unraveling this tragedy from point of impact, the film reveals the heartbreaking circumstances that led to the shocking crime as well as its startling aftermath.
Vicky And The Treasure of the Gods 3D (Wickie auf großer Fahrt) (Country: Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Christian Ditter; Writer: Christian Ditter, Runer Jonsson, Runer Jonsson, Neil Ennever; Stars: Jonas Hämmerle, Valeria Eisenbart, Waldemar Kobus, Nic Romm, Christian Koch, Olaf Krätke, Mike Maas, Patrick Reichel, Jörg Moukaddam, Sanne Schnapp, Mercedes Jadea Diaz, Gisa Flake, Franka Much, Paul Hahn, Constanze Lindner)
Viking adventure.
The Weight Of Elephants (Das Gewicht Der Elefanten) (Country: New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden; Year: 2013; Director: Daniel Joseph Borgman; Stars: Demos Murphy, Angelina Cottrell, Matthew Sunderland, Catherine Wilkin)
The arrival of two new girls in the neighbourhood prompts a lonely boy to step out of his imaginary world and try real life fun and adventure.
We Were Children (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Tim Wolochatiuk; Writer: Jason Sherman; Stars: Rene Batson, Taya Dawn Ayotte Bourns, Alice Dano, Justin Ducharme, Darcy Fehr, Darren Felbel, Rebecca Gibson, Kristen Harris, Ashley Hirt, Robert Kostyra, Daina Leitold, John B. Lowe, Ross McMillan, Curtis Moore, Rachel Seenie)
Documentary about the children of Canada's First Nations who were taking from their parents in a bid to make them forget their culture.
We Will Riot (Country: Lithuania, US; Year: 2013; Director: Romas Zabarauskas; Writer: Romas Zabarauskas; Stars: Ebeneezer Nii Sowah, Beata Tiskevic, Sarunas Zenkevicius, Olita Dautartaite, Sakalas Uzdavinys, Juste Arlauskaite-Jazzu)
An up-and-coming DJ defies his parents to find out more about his Lithuanian heritage.
The Zigzag Kid (Country: Netherlands, Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Vincent Bal; Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Burghart Klaussner, Thomas Simon, Fedja van Huêt, Camille de Pazzis, Jessica Zeylmaker)
A boy told to learn some good behaviour before his Bar Mitzvah is taken on an unexpected adventure by a stranger.
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