Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019

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All For My Mother (Wszystko dla mojej matki) (Country: Poland; Year: 2019; Director: Malgorzata Imielska; Writer: Malgorzata Imielska; Stars: Zofia Domalik, Maria Sobocinska, Malwina Laska, Magdalena Celmer, Helena Englert, Joanna Polec, Zuzanna Pulawska, Alicja Czerniewicz, Edyta Januszewska, Halina Rasiakówna, Adam Cywka, Jowita Budnik, Katarzyna Wajda, Dobromir Dymecki, Ada Okapiec)
Drama about a teenager at an orphanage, who has spent years looking for her mother.
Antigone (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Sophie Deraspe; Writer: Sophie Deraspe; Stars: Nahéma Ricci, Rawad El-Zein, Antoine DesRochers, Sebastien Beaulac, Nour Belkhiria, Hakim Brahimi, Lise Castonguay, Eric Clark, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Paul Doucet, Benoît Gouin, Rachida Oussaada, Nahéma Ricci, Rawad El-Zein, Antoine DesRochers)
In helping her brother escape from prison, Antigone defies the authorities: the police, the judiciary, the penal system and the father of her friend Haemon. Brilliant and, until now, blameless, the teenage girl feels the grip of power tightening around her.
Cleo (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Erik Schmitt; Stars: Marleen Lohse, Jeremy Mockridge, Gwendolyn Göbel, Heiko Pinkowski, Max Mauff)
Can Cleo turn back time? It seems that misfortune has been haunting her loved ones since she was born. A legendary treasure sounds like the solution to her problems, but Cleo will have to let go of the past.
A Colony (Une colonie) (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles; Writer: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles; Stars: Robin Aubert, Emilie Bierre, Irlande Côté, Noémie Godin-Vigneau, Cassandra Gosselin-Pelletier, Jacob Whiteduck-Lavoie, Robin Aubert, Emilie Bierre, Irlande Côté, Noémie Godin-Vigneau, Cassandra Gosselin-Pelletier, Jacob Whiteduck-Lavoie)
Running the tricky gauntlet of school life and first house parties, 12-year-old Mylia is having a tough time figuring out where she fits in. That is, until she gets to know her idiosyncratic schoolmate Jimmy. The boy from the neighbouring Abenaki reservation encourages her to cross externally defined boundaries.
FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out (Country: Hungary; Year: 2019; Director: Attila Hartung; Writer: Attila Hartung, Yvonne Kerékgyártó; Stars: Yorgosz Goletsas, Panna László, Bouquet Gergely, Pokorni Ábel, Sipöcz András, András Stohl, Adrienn Herczeg, Viktória Szávai, Gabor Peter Vincze, Murányi Panka, Songoro Laura, Megyesi Pálma, Károly Hajduk, Csaba Kerekes, Yorgosz Goletsas)
Gergő and his teenage friends are into three things: partying, sex, and their online following. One night, at a party, a dare gets out of hand and the youngsters’ world changes forever overnight.
It's Not Forever (Eto ne navsegda) (Country: Russia; Year: 2019; Director: Alyona Rubinshteyn, Evgeniya Yatskina; Writer: Alyona Rubinshteyn, Evgeniya Yatskina; Stars: Sasha Agashkov, Tikhon Buznikov, Marta Drozdova, Yana Esipovich, Tatyana Klichanovskaya, Daniil Konovalov, Olga Lapshina, Pavel Maltsev, Alexander Mokhov, Mikhail Sazanov, Vasya Simonov, Agrippina Steklova, Sasha Agashkov, Tikhon Buznikov, Marta Drozdova)
Drama about orphans who dream of having a mum.
The Magic Life Of V (Country: Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria; Year: 2019; Director: Tonislav Hristov)
Haunted by childhood traumas, Veera is trying to become more independent through live roleplaying. As she guides herself and her mentally-challenged brother through worlds of multiple roles and identities, witches and wizards, she finds the courage to face the demons of her own past and her abusive father's legacy.
Rewind (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Sasha Joseph Neulinger)
An unflinching personal narrative that reconstructs the unthinkable story of director Sasha Joseph Neulinger’s boyhood and bravely exposes the dynamics of abuse passed through generations.
Scent Of Oranges (Uzly a pomerance) (Country: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia; Year: 2019; Director: Ivan Pokorný; Writer: Iva Procházková; Stars: Tomás Dalecký, Emilie Neumeister, Hana Bartonova, Stanislav Majer, Leos Noha, Ewa Farna, Steffen Groth, Anton Petzold, Jakub Cech, Eva Sakálová, Lubo Kostelný, Petra Buckova, Elizaveta Maximová, Michal Sikora, Tobiás Pekný)
A tale of young love and difficult family relationships, set against the backdrop of the Lusatian Mountains.
System Crasher (Systemsprenger) (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Nora Fingscheidt; Writer: Nora Fingscheidt; Stars: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Lisa Hagmeister, Melanie Straub, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Maryam Zaree, Tedros Teclebrhan, Matthias Brenner, Louis von Klipstein, Barbara Philipp, Amelle Schwerk, Sashiko Hara, Fine Belger, Imke Büchel)
Nine-year-old Benni radically defies every rule. But this feared ‘system crasher’s’ only desire is to stop living in a residential home and go back to her mother.

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