Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019

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Binti Binti
Binti and My Extraordinary Summer With Tess
Alfons Zitterbacke (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Mark Schlichter; Writer: John Chambers, Anja Flade, Gerhard Holtz-Baumert, Mark Schlichter; Stars: Tilman Döbler, Alexandra Maria Lara, Devid Striesow, Leopold Ferdinand Schill, Lisa Moell, Ron Antony Renzenbrink, Katharina Thalbach, Wolfgang Stumph, Bürger Lars Dietrich, Olaf Schubert, Thorsten Merten, Stephanie Stumph, Louis Held, Laila Meinecke, Rosa Meinecke)
What would Alfons Zitterbacke give to be a great athlete, a super student and an astronaut, just like Alexander Gerst. Everyone seems to gang up on him. Unfair teachers, vicious classmates and a very strict father generally make life miserable for him – when out of the clear blue an aircraft competition offers the opportunity to participate in an astronaut camp and Alfons sees his chance: At last he can show the world what a brilliant inventor he is!
Bears Love Me! (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2019; Director: Eva M C Zanen; Writer: Janneke van der Pal, Matthijs van der Veer; Stars: Layla Zara Seme, Serena Bank, Kiki Wartena, Ken Appledorn, Poal Cairo, Michael Diederich, Stephanie Figueira, Marjorie E. Glantz, Gürkan Küçüksentürk, Karien Noordhoff, Hanneke Scholten, Bob Stoop, Rick Zingale, Layla Zara Seme, Serena Bank)
Eight-year-old Jip's dream comes true with a family holiday in America to see wild bears. Once in America, the family realises wilderness adventures are not everyone’s cup of tea.
Binti (Country: Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Frederike Migom; Writer: Frederike Migom; Stars: Joke Devynck, Caroline Stas, Tatyana Beloy, Mo Bakker, Kuno Bakker, Bebel Tshiani Baloji, Aboubakr Bensaihi, Baloji, Frank Dierens, Alix Konadu, Marijke Van Der Kelen, Linda Kompany, Wies Nuyens, Veronica van Belle, Joke Devynck)
Twelve-year-old Binti dreams of making a name for herself as a vlogger and becoming a star like her idol Tatyana. But when they risk being deported as illegal aliens in a police raid, she and her father are forced to go on the run.
The Bobot (Country: Ukraine; Year: 2018; Director: Max Ksjonda; Writer: Ivan Timshyn; Stars: Ivanna Borodai, Taras Shevchenko, Volodymyr Rashuk, Viktor Grigoriev, Arsen Shavlyuk, Ivanna Borodai, Taras Shevchenko, Volodymyr Rashuk, Viktor Grigoriev, Arsen Shavlyuk)
12-year old dreamer Vlad likes telling fantastic stories about his courage to his summer camp friends, although he is a bit of a coward himself. But one day Vlad finds himself in a real adventure as he accidentally gets caught in a conflict between two alien forces.
Checkered Ninja (Country: Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Anders Matthesen; Writer: Anders Matthesen; Stars: Anders Matthesen, Emma Sehested Høeg, Alfred Bjerre Larsen, Anders Matthesen, Emma Sehested Høeg, Alfred Bjerre Larsen)
When Aske gets a Ninja doll from his Uncle Stewart after a trip to Thailand, he finds out that the doll is alive and can help him with problems at school. Aske wants to return the favour, but soon Aske learns that the checkered ninja is possessed and on a mission to have his revenge.
Cleo: If I Could Turn Back Time (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Erik Schmitt; Writer: Stefanie Ren, Erik Schmitt; Stars: Max Mauff, Andrea Sawatzki, Max Befort, Marleen Lohse, Gwendolyn Göbel, Fabian Busch, Jeremy Mockridge, Ben Münchow, Wanda Perdelwitz, Heiko Pinkowski, Anna Böttcher, Us Conradi, Canan Samadi, Jean Pütz, Folke Renken)
Cleo's deepest desire is to be able to turn back time – with the aid of a missing magic clock – to undo the death of her parents. One day, she meets the adventurer Paul who has a treasure map, but could it be the one she is looking for?
The Great Detective Sherlock Holmes: The Great Jail-Breaker (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2019; Director: Matthew Chow, Yuen Kin To)
Sherlock faces off against a heroic outlaw, who has escaped from prison for a heartbreaking reason.
Habaddi (Country: India; Year: 2019; Director: Nachiket Samant; Writer: Yogesh Vinayak Joshi, Nachiket Samant; Stars: Mayur Khandge, Karan Dave, Jayesh Kardak, Rupesh Bane, Vedshree Mahajan, Arya Naik, Mayur Khandge, Karan Dave, Jayesh Kardak, Rupesh Bane, Vedshree Mahajan, Arya Naik)
Being part of his school’s Kabaddi team is little Manya’s only ticket to Mumbai, where he hopes to meet Ketaki, the girl he dearly loves.
Hacker (Country: Denmark; Year: 2019; Director: Poul Berg; Writer: Poul Berg, Rune Kalle Bjerkø; Stars: Esben Dalgaard Andersen, Janus Nabil Bakrawi, Alfred Bjerre Larsen, Malin Elisabeth Rømer Brolin-Tani, Anemone Høier Demirhan, Mille Dinesen, Niels Martin Eriksen, Afshin Firouzi, Christian Grønvall, Cornelie Heegaard, Josephine Højbjerg, Christian Iversen, Daisy Kosmider, Rumle Kærså, Lulu Levin)
The film centers around 13-year-old gifted hacker Benjamin who discovers that his mother didn’t die in an accident years earlier, as he was led to believe. With a friend, he sets out to find the truth.
My Extraordinary Summer With Tess (Mijn bijzonder rare week met Tess) (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2019; Director: Steven Wouterlood; Writer: Anna Woltz, Laura van Dijk; Stars: Jennifer Hoffman, Hans Dagelet, Julian Ras, Guido Pollemans, Terence Schreurs, Tjebbo Gerritsma, Sonny Coops Van Utteren, Johannes Kienast, Suzan Boogaerdt, Josephine Arendsen, Jennifer Hoffman, Hans Dagelet, Julian Ras, Guido Pollemans, Terence Schreurs)
As the youngest of the family, Sam’s afraid of dying last. Which explains his peculiar obsession with practicing being alone while on summer vacation. Then along comes unconventional Tess! She’s got a secret plan and needs Sam’s help to pull it off.
My Grandpa Is An Alien (Country: Croatia, Luxembourg, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Year: 2019; Director: Marina Andree Skop, Drazen Zarkovic; Writer: Pavlica Bajsic, Irena Krcelic, Branko Ruzic; Stars: Lana Hranjec, Nils Ole Oftebro, Petra Polnisová, Ozren Grabaric, Frano Maskovic, Marko Plesnik, Alex Rakos)
Una and an alien robot have 24 hours to find her Grandpa who was kidnapped by aliens.
Naksitrallid (Country: Soviet Union; Year: 1990; Director: Avo Paistik; Stars: Aarne Üksküla, Jüri Krjukov, Maria Klenskaja, Ita Ever, Gunnar Kilgas, Aarne Üksküla, Jüri Krjukov, Maria Klenskaja, Ita Ever, Gunnar Kilgas)
Animated adventure.
Rita And Crocodile (Country: Denmark, United Kingdom; Year: 2018; Director: Siri Melchior; Writer: Siri Melchior, Anders Sparring, Jan Vierth)
Rita is a small and very determined girl who has a very hungry friend, Crocodile, who lives in the bathtub.
Rocca Changes The World (Rocca verändert die Welt) (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Katja Benrath; Writer: Astrid Lindgren, Hilly Martinek; Stars: Luna Maxeiner, Caspar Fischer-Ortmann, Luise Richter, Leo Knizka, Barbara Sukowa, Mina Tander, Fahri Yardim, Michael Maertens, Cordula Stratmann, Detlev Buck, Volker Bruch, Claire Wegener, Annika Vieider, Nevio Wendt, Marta Laubinger)
Rocca is 11 years old and lives a rather unique life. While her dad is watching over her as an astronaut from outer space, Rocca lives alone with her squirrel and is attending a normal school for the first time in her life. These are her adventures.
The Ship (Country: Mexico; Year: 2020; Director: Batan Silva; Writer: Pablo Cruz; Stars: Pablo Cruz, Rodrigo Murray, Héctor Jiménez, Maya Zapata, Paloma Arredondo, Lucía Uribe Bracho, Pablo Cruz, Rodrigo Murray, Héctor Jiménez, Maya Zapata, Paloma Arredondo, Lucía Uribe Bracho)
Miguel, a poor sarcastic host of The Ship, a kids radio show on the verge of disappearing, takes on the task of fulfilling a kid’s last wish: Travel on The Ship and see the ocean.
Storm Boy (Country: Australia; Year: 2019; Director: Shawn Seet; Writer: Justin Monjo, Colin Thiele; Stars: Finn Little, Jai Courtney, Geoffrey Rush, Erik Thomson, Bradley Trent Williams, Natasha Wanganeen, Nick Launchbury, Emma Bargery, Trevor Jamieson, Morgan Davies, Michelle Nightingale, Miraede Bhatia-Williams, Luca Asta Sardelis, Georgina Giessauf, Paul Blackwell)
A contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale. ‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father.
TKKG Detective Agency (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Robert Thalheim; Writer: Rolf Kalmuczak, Peer Klehmet, Robert Thalheim; Stars: Ilyes Moutaoukkil, Lorenzo Germeno, Manuel Santos Gelke, Emma-Louise Schimpf, Mai Duong Kieu, Philipp Laude, Antoine Monot Jr., Trish Osmond, Milan Peschel, Trystan Pütter, Tom Schilling, Samuel Schneider, Laura Tonke, Luna Winter, Ilyes Moutaoukkil)
When the dad of one of a group of boarding school chums is kidnapped, they band together to solve the crime.
Too Far Away (Zu weit weg) (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Sarah Winkenstette; Writer: Susanne Finken; Stars: Sobhi Awad, Bilal Bahadir, Anna König, Yoran Leicher, Petra Nadolny, Andreas Nickl, Nino Porzio, Sobhi Awad, Bilal Bahadir, Anna König, Yoran Leicher, Petra Nadolny, Andreas Nickl, Nino Porzio)
Adventure and unexpected friendship blossom for a boy forced to move to the city.

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