Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019

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Dance With Me (Dansu Wizu Mê) (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Shinobu Yaguchi; Writer: Shinobu Yaguchi; Stars: Chay, Takahiro Miura, Ayaka Miyoshi, Tsuyoshi Muro)
After being hypnotised, an ambitious financier is compelled to dance whenever she hears any kind of music.
Darkness (Buio) (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Emanuela Rossi; Writer: Claudio Corbucci, Emanuela Rossi; Stars: Valerio Binasco, Denise Tantucci, Gaia Bocci, Valerio Binasco, Denise Tantucci, Gaia Bocci)
It’s the story of Stella, a young girl living with her father and two little sisters in an isolated house with bolted windows. A solar explosion has made it impossible to go outside, food is scarce and you have to fight for survival – at least that’s what their father tells them.
A Dog's Death (La Muerte De Un Perro) (Country: Argentina, France, Uruguay; Year: 2019; Director: Matías Ganz; Writer: Matías Ganz)
Mario and Silvia are a typical Montevidean middle class couple, going through the trauma of retirement. But when one makes a mistake at work, things begin to spiral out of control.
Dust And Ashes (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Park Hee-kwon; Writer: Park Hee-kwon; Stars: Ahn So yo, Lee Kang ji, Kim Na young, Kim Jae rok)
What is the truth behind a young factory worker's suspicious behaviour?
Finky (Country: Ireland; Year: 2019; Director: Dathaí Keane; Writer: Dathaí Keane, Diarmuid de Faoite; Stars: Dara Devaney, Ned Dennehy, Diarmuid de Faoite, Fionnuala Gygax, Eoin Geoghegan, Caitríona Ní Threasaigh, Dolina MacLennan, Mary Ryan, Michael Glenn Murphy, Diona Doherty, George Blue, Paul Ellard, Niall Mac Eachmharcaigh, Micil MacDonncha, Anthony Morris)
A musician and puppeteer seeking to escape steals an envelope full of cash and escapes to Scotland with his childhood friend Tom to start a new life.. but things don't go as planned.
Isaac (Izaokas) (Country: Lithuania, Ukraine; Year: 2019; Director: Jurgis Matulevicius; Writer: Jurgis Matulevicius, Saule Bliuvaite, Nerijus Milerius, Antanas Skema; Stars: Aleksas Kazanavicius, Severija Janusauskaite, Dainius Gavenonis, Dainius Kazlauskas, Martynas Nedzinskas, Ainis Storpirstis, Salvijus Trepulis, Eugenijus Jankelaitis, Arunas Vozbutas, Rytis Saladzius, Mindaugas Ancevicius, Andrius Alesiunas, Jonas Baltakis, Kestutis Cicenas, Arvydas Dapsys)
In 1941, a Lithuanian man kills his neighbour, a Jew named Isaac, when 25 years on, a film director returns from the US to make a film of the events, but crucial encounters with photographer Andrius will have unavoidable changes to the paths of their destinies.
Looted (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Rene Pannevis; Writer: Kefi Chadwick, Rene van Pannevis; Stars: Charley Palmer Rothwell, Thomas Turgoose, Tom Fisher, Morgane Polanski, Anders Hayward, Stephen Uppal, Daniel-John Williams, Alan Carter, Janet Cowl, Gary Davison, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Thomas Turgoose, Tom Fisher, Morgane Polanski, Anders Hayward)
Rob spends his days stealing cars with his gang in a town on the English coast... but at night he returns home to his terminally ill dad.
Lorni - The Flaneur (Country: India; Year: 2019; Director: Wanphrang Diengdoh; Writer: Wanphrang Diengdoh; Stars: Adil Hussain)
Shillong is a small town with a self-fashioned out-of-work private detective who escapes the monotony of his drab life when he is tasked with investigating the disappearance of objects of great cultural value. Looking for one thing, he discovers something else…
Mater (Country: Croatia; Year: 2019; Director: Jure Pavlovic; Writer: Jure Pavlovic; Stars: Daria Lorenci, Neva Rosic, Vera Zima, Anka Vuckovic, Marijo Jurkovic, Vinko Vukovic Liska, Berislav Susnjar, Milivoj Barbir, Pavo Norac-Kevo, Jasminka Vrdoljak, Ivana Milicevic, Hrvoje Barbir, Stephan Baumecker, Till Patz, Lilli Jellinek)
A Croatian ex-pat is forced to return home by her mother's declining health, forcing them to face the ghosts of their past.
The Names Of The Flowers (Los Nombres de las Flores) (Country: Canada, US, Bolivia, Qatar; Year: 2019; Director: Bahman Tavoosi; Writer: Bahman Tavoosi; Stars: Sergio Wilson Tapia Echalar, Susana Condori, Jorge Hidalgo, Fermina Torrez de Morales, Bárbara Cameo de Flores, Abraham Flores Heredia, José Luis Garibaldi Durán, Sergio Wilson Tapia Echalar, Susana Condori, Jorge Hidalgo, Fermina Torrez de Morales, Bárbara Cameo de Flores, Abraham Flores Heredia, José Luis Garibaldi Durán)
As Bolivia stages the 50th anniversary of Ernesto "Che" Guevara's death, Julia, an old countryside teacher, is invited to share her historical story with the world: Giving a bowl of soup to the captured guerrilla in her classroom, while he recited a poem about flowers to her a few hours before his death.
Obscure (Country: US, China; Year: 2019; Director: Kunlin Wang; Writer: Kunlin Wang, Stella Zhou; Stars: Kylr Coffman, Lorell Bird Dorfman, Chris Cleveland, Chuck Saculla, Darin Heames, Kylr Coffman, Lorell Bird Dorfman, Chris Cleveland, Chuck Saculla, Darin Heames)
A teenager finds his life thrown into disarray when he discovers his father is having a sexual relationship with his sister.
On The Quiet (Szép csendben) (Country: Hungary; Year: 2019; Director: Zoltán Nagy; Writer: Zoltán Nagy, János Antal Horváth; Stars: Erik Major, Gábor Máté, Lulu Bognár, Dorottya Antóci, Benjámin Lengyel, Judit Schell, Zsófia Szamosi, Mária Varga, Annamária Láng, László Görög, Gábor Németh, Lívia Kereszt, Bernadette Mayer, Bálint Korom, Dani Jeles)
A young boy tries to protect a younger member of his orchestra, who is being sexually harassed by the conductor.
Saul At Night (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Cory Santilli; Writer: Daniel Miska; Stars: Kentucker Audley, Suzanne Clément, Stephanie Ellis, Acadia Colan, Ian Lyons, Brandon White, Eddie Nason, Sage Francis, Enku Gubaie, Daniel Washington, Adam Carbone, Kentucker Audley, Suzanne Clément, Stephanie Ellis, Acadia Colan)
In an effort to create a safer, healthier, and more productive society, a legally imposed curfew and mandated sleeping schedule forces all citizens to keep the same hours. Except Saul Capgras...
Seeker (O Buscador) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Bernardo Barreto; Writer: Bernardo Barreto, Andrés Gelós, Luis E. Langlemey, Rodrigo Nogueira, Martín Preusche; Stars: Bernardo Barreto, Monique Alfradique, Bruno Ferrari, Erom Cordeiro, Mariana Molina, Aline Fanju, Dja Marthins, Debora Duboc, Pierre Santos, Leonardo Netto, Júlia Oristânio, Rod Carvalho, Mário Hermeto, Luiz Felipe Mello, Zé Mário Farias)
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Stay Still (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Elisa Mishto; Writer: Elisa Mishto; Stars: Katharina Schüttler, Kim Riedle, Natalia Belitski, Martin Wuttke, Jürgen Vogel, Giuseppe Battiston, Leslie Malton, Hildegard Schroedter, Luisa-Céline Gaffron, Juliane Elting, Matthias Bundschuh, Ole Lagerpusch, Torben Krämer)
Smart and quick-witted Julie is in her mid-twenties. She marches to the beat of her own drum and has her own manifesto: do nothing. Agnes is a happy go lucky nurse of the same age. With a husband and a child, she is fitting into society's expectations. Until, that is, she meets Julie.
Stories From The Chestnut Woods (Country: Slovenia; Year: 2019; Director: Gregor Bozic; Writer: Gregor Bozic, Marina Gumzi; Stars: Massimo De Francovich, Ivana Roscic, Renzo Gariup, Tomi Janezic, Natasa Keser, Anita Kravos, Giusi Merli, Janez Skof, Massimo De Francovich, Ivana Roscic, Renzo Gariup, Tomi Janezic, Natasa Keser, Anita Kravos, Giusi Merli)
In a decaying forest on the Yugoslav-Italian border in the years after World War II, a stingy, old carpenter and a lonely, young chestnut seller share imaginative memories of the past.
Supernova (Country: Poland; Year: 2019; Director: Bartosz Kruhlik; Writer: Bartosz Kruhlik; Stars: Marek Braun, Marcin Hycnar, Marcin Zarzeczny, Agnieszka Skibicka, Anna Mrozowska, Michal Pawlik, Pawel Koslik, Dariusz Dluzewski, Malgorzata Witkowska, Jerzy Janeczek, Hubert Podgórski, Wiktor Korzeniowski, Mateusz Korsak, Tomasz Zaród, Tomira Kowalik)
Three men, one place, and one event that will change each of their lives.
Tomorrow We Are Free (Morgen Sind Wir Frei) (Country: Germany, Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Hossein Pourseifi; Stars: Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, Katrin Röver, Reza Brojerdi, Morteza Tavakoli, Luzie Nadjafi, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, Katrin Röver, Reza Brojerdi, Morteza Tavakoli, Luzie Nadjafi)
Iran 1979. The true story of a young mother and her Iranian-born husband from the German Democratic Republic (GDR) who move to Iran with their little daughter in the wake of the Islamic Revolution. There, they fight against violence and religious doctrines.
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