Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018

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Michael Inside Michael Inside
Michael Inside and The Elephant And The Butterfly
Bruce Lee And The Outlaw (Country: UK, Netherlands; Year: 2018; Director: Joost Vandebrug; Stars: Florin Hora, Anghelescu Costica Nicusor, Raluca Pahomi, Florin Hora, Anghelescu Costica Nicusor, Raluca Pahomi)
Documentary follows a homeless street kid over five years as he comes to realise the 'king of the underworld' may not be the father figure he needs.
The Elephant And The Butterfly (Drôle de Père) (Year: 2017; Director: Amélie van Elmbt; Writer: Amélie van Elmbt, Matthieu de Braconier; Stars: Isabelle Barth, Thomas Blanchard, Judith Chemla, Kristof Coenen, Alice de Lencquesaing, Lina Doillon, Isabelle Barth, Thomas Blanchard, Judith Chemla, Kristof Coenen, Alice de Lencquesaing, Lina Doillon)
When her babysitter doesn’t show, a single mother is forced to leave her precocious five-year-old daughter with the girl’s estranged father for a long weekend.
The Fall Of Sparta (La Chute De Sparta) (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Tristan Dubois; Writer: Tristan Dubois, Sébastien Fréchette; Stars: Eric K Boulianne, William Cantin, Lili-Ann De Francesco, Lévi Doré, Simon Duchesne, Marianne Farley, Amélie Glenn, Jean-Marc Généreux, Devon O'Connor, Gabriel Sabourin, Jonathan St-Armand, Marc Trottier, Karl Walcott, Eric K. Boulianne, William Cantin)
A teenager is forced to come out of his shell.
Friday's Child (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: AJ Edwards; Writer: AJ Edwards; Stars: Tye Sheridan, Imogen Poots, Caleb Landry Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Brett Butler, Matthew Albrecht, Jared Ryan Amburn, Casey Aubin, Sharmita Bhattacharya, Kyla Brady, Brittany Braun, Christopher Bryant, Dayana Bucarello, Thomas Burke, Jonathan Michael Butkovsky)
Story of a young man 'aged out' of foster care and facing difficult choices.
Girl In Flight (La Fuga: Girl In Flight) (Country: Switzerland, Italy; Year: 2017; Director: Sandra Vannucchi; Writer: Michael King, Sandra Vannucchi, Sandra Vannucchi; Stars: Emina Amatovic, Lisa Ruth Andreozzi, Donatella Finocchiaro, Filippo Nigro, Emina Amatovic, Lisa Ruth Andreozzi, Donatella Finocchiaro, Filippo Nigro)
A young girl whose mother has depression decides to head off to Rome alone. On the way, an older streetwise girl takes her under her wing.
Phoenix Phoenix
Phoenix and Minding The Gap
Let Me Fall (Lof mér að falla) (Country: Iceland, Finland, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Baldvin Zophoníasson; Writer: Birgir Örn Steinarsson, Baldvin Zophoníasson; Stars: Elín Sif Halldórsdóttir, Eyrún Björk Jakobsdóttir, Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir, Kristín Lea, Sólveig Arnarsdóttir, Sigurbjartur Atlason, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Laufey Elíasdóttir, Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Einar Gunn, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Sólveig Guðmundsdóttir, Halldór Halldórsson, Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir)
Based on true events, teenagers Magnea and Stella's lives are forever altered when they meet.
Michael Inside (Country: Ireland; Year: 2017; Director: Frank Berry; Writer: Frank Berry; Stars: Dafhyd Flynn, Lalor Roddy, Moe Dunford)
A teenager living in a Dublin housing estate with his grandfather is caught holding drugs for his friend's older brother and is sentenced to three months in prison.
Minding The Gap (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Bing Liu)
Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.
Phoenix (Føniks) (Country: Norway; Year: 2018; Director: Camilla Strøm Henriksen; Writer: Camilla Strøm Henriksen; Stars: Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin, Maria Bonnevie, Sverrir Gudnason, Casper Falck-Løvås, Kjersti Sandal, Renate Reinsve, Nils Vogt, Fredrik Stenberg Ditlev-Simonsen, Ingeborg Engø, Gard Tony Sønsthagen, Idun Daae Alstad, Nick Brimble, Nils Janson, Pär-Ola Landin, Konrad Agnas)
From a young age, Jill has acted as the responsible adult in her small family. She cares for her loving but mentally unstable mother and her younger brother. The news that their estranged father will be visiting on Jill's birthday gives the children much needed hope.
The Runaways (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Richard Heap; Writer: Richard Heap; Stars: Molly Windsor, Mark Addy, Tara Fitzgerald, Lee Boardman, Steve Huison, Macy Shackleton, Rhys Connah, Sean Ward, James Senneck, Bradley John, Joe Gradwell, Harry Thomas, Joshua Lewis Holden, Naomi Rose Bye, Omar Aysha)
follows three young siblings in Yorkshire who, after the death of their father, journey across the country in an attempt to evade their uncle and social services.
Rust Rust
Rust and School's Out
Rust (Country: Brazil; Year: 2018; Director: Aly Muritiba; Writer: Aly Muritiba, Jessica Candal; Stars: Giovanni De Lorenzi, Tifanny Dopke, Enrique Diaz, Clarissa Kiste, Duda Azevedo, Pedro Inoue)
Tati and Renet were already trading pics, videos and music by their cellphones and on the last school trip they started making eye contact. However, what could be the beginning of a love story becomes an end.
School's Out (L’Heure De La Sortie) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Sébastien Marnier; Writer: Sébastien Marnier; Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Emmanuelle Bercot, Gringe)
A group of six classmates harbour a dark and dangerous secret.
Social Animals (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Jonathan Ignatius Green; Writer: Peter Garriott, Jonathan Ignatius Green, Carol Martori; Stars: Kaylyn Slevin, Emma Crockett, Humza Deas, Demid Lebedev, Dvir Avraham, Somer Boyd, Sophi Boylan, Labreonna Callahan, Audrey Lyn Crabano, Anna Crockett, Frank Crockett, Nick Crockett, Tamara Crockett, Allison Dae, Shaqwill Deas)
A daredevil photographer, an aspiring swimsuit model, and a midwest girl next door are all looking for the same things from their Instagram accounts--a little love, acceptance and, of course, fame--and they'll do just about anything to get it. With an observational eye Social Animals peeks into the digital and real worlds of today's image-focused teenager, where followers, likes and comments mark success and self worth.

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