Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2020

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Submission and Gracious Night
Armugan (Country: Spain; Year: 2020; Director: Jo Sol; Writer: Jo Sol; Stars: Gonzalo Cunill, Íñigo Martínez, Gonzalo Cunill, Íñigo Martínez)
A man who lives in the mountains is a "finisher", who helps others to die.
Baby (Country: Spain; Year: 2020; Director: Juanma Bajo Ulloa; Writer: Juanma Bajo Ulloa; Stars: Rosie Day, Harriet Sansom Harris, Natalia Tena, Mafalda Carbonell, Charo López)
A young drug addict sells her baby and has to confront he fears in a bid to get him back.
Beasts (La terre des hommes) (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Naël Marandin; Writer: Naël Marandin; Stars: Diane Rouxel, Finnegan Oldfield, Jalil Lespert, Olivier Gourmet)
A woman finds herself in a political and emotional power struggle as she tries to save her family farm.
Bedridden (Country: Mongolia; Year: 2019; Director: Byamba Sakhya; Writer: Byamba Sakhya; Stars: Dorjsuren Shadav, Battogtokh Ravdan, Khulan Khadbaatar, Battulga Ganbat, Byambajargal Ganbold, Bilguun Badamsed, Oyunzul Dorjderem, Ariunchimeg Tumursukh, Doljinsuren Byambadorj, Togtokhjargal Minjbadgar, Gereltuya Baatarchuluun, Oyun-Erdene Batbaatar, Erkhembayar Munkhbat, Dorjsuren Shadav, Battogtokh Ravdan)
A young writer faces consequences of confining himself to bed.
Caged Birds (Bis wir tot sind oder frei) (Country: Germany, Switzerland; Year: 2020; Director: Oliver Rihs; Writer: Oliver Keidel, Norbert Maass, Ivan Madeo, Oliver Rihs, Dave Tucker; Stars: Joel Basman, Jella Haase, Anatole Taubman, Marie Leuenberger, Bibiana Beglau, Pascal Ulli, Beat Marti, Martina Schöne-Radunski, Philippe Graber, Michael Schertenleib, Christian Samuel Weber, Joel Basman, Jella Haase, Anatole Taubman, Marie Leuenberger)
The story of a lawyer's attempt to take on the prison system and who forges an alliance with "jailbreak king" Walter Stürm.
Ulbolsyn Ulbolsyn
Ulbolsyn and The Sign Painter
The Dawn (Zora) (Country: Croatia, Italy; Year: 2020; Director: Dalibor Matanic; Writer: Dalibor Matanic; Stars: Kresimir Mikic, Tihana Lazovic, Lara Vladovic, Maks Kleoncic, Marko Mandic, Natasa Matjasec, Boris Isakovic, Trpimir Jurkic, Mijo Jurisic, Mario Knezovic, Sinisa Popovic, Livio Badurina, Edita Karadjole, Mate Gulin, Agata Bulic)
In the near future, a family is forced to choose between staying in the village they've lived in for years or fleeing violence.
A Distant Place (Jeong-mal Meon Got) (Year: 2020; Director: Park Kun-Young; Writer: Park Kun-Young; Stars: Kang Gil-woo, Hong Kyung, Lee Sang-hee, Ki Joo-bong)
A man who has retreated to the countryside find his delicate balance upset by the visit of an old friend.
Erna At War (Erna I Krig) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2020; Director: Henrik Ruben Genz; Writer: Henrik Ruben Genz, Bo Hr Hansen, Erling Jepsen; Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Anders W. Berthelsen, Ari Alexander, Elias Munk, Sylvester Byder, Gert Raudsep, Emil Aron Mæng Dorph, Mads Ole Langelund Larsen, Anterro Ahonen, Heino Seljamaa, Aksel Ojari, Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Anders W. Berthelsen)
When her son, who has educational difficulties, is conscripted to the First World War, his mum decides to follow him and becomes a mother figure for many in his unit.
Fan Girl (Country: Philippines; Year: 2020; Director: Antoinette Jadaone; Writer: Antoinette Jadaone; Stars: Charlie Dizon, Paulo Avelino, Charlie Dizon, Paulo Avelino)
A young girl who is obsessed with Paul Avelino learns it's better not to meet your heroes the hard way.
Fear (Strah) (Country: Bulgaria; Year: 2020; Director: Ivaylo Hristov; Writer: Ivaylo Hristov; Stars: Svetlana Yancheva, Michael Flemming, Miroslava Gogovska, Ivan Savov, Kristina Yaneva, Stoyan Bochev, Krassimir Dokov,)
When a woman takes in a Malian refugee, she faces opposition from the local townsfolk.
Beasts Beasts
Beasts and A Distant Place
Final Report (Country: Hungary; Year: 2020; Director: István Szabó; Writer: István Szabó; Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Károly Eperjes, Dorottya Udvaros, András Stohl, Éva Kerekes, Mari Csomós, Ági Szirtes, Péter Andorai, Eszter Csákányi, Tímea Virga, Ákos Orosz, Enikö Börcsök, Dorina Martinovics, András Bálint, Péter Barbinek)
A cardiologist forced into retirement, returns to a GP practice in his home village and soon finds the stark realities bringing him into conflict with local politicians.
Gracious Night (Yö armahtaa) (Country: Finland; Year: 2020; Director: Mika Kaurismäki; Writer: Mika Kaurismäki, Sami Keski-Vähälä; Stars: Kari Heiskanem, Pertti Sveholm, Timo Torikka, Anu Sinisalo)
Three men bond on a night in a bar during lockdown.
In The Mirror (Country: Latvia; Year: 2020; Director: Laila Pakalnina; Writer: Laila Pakalnina; Stars: Madlena Valdberga, Elza Leimane, Lauris Dzelzitis,)
Modern selfie-style retelling of Snow White set against the backdrop of a gym.
Love Song 1980 (Country: China; Year: 2020; Director: Mei Feng; Writer: Feng Mei; Stars: Chun Xia, Li Xian, Mai Zi)
Not long after Zhengwu, a model student in his twenties, accidentally drowns in a lake and dies, his younger brother Zhengwen enters college and re-encounters Mao Zhen, Zhengwu’s girlfriend, who he has secretly fallen in love with.
On The Water (Vee peal) (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Karis Malszecki; Writer: Josh Boles, Karis Malszecki; Stars: Angela Bell, James Clark, Julio Romanutti, Schroeder Nordholt, Dylan Waddell, Emma Waddell, Jon Wojnicki, Henry Wojnicki, Erin McCarroll, Angela Bell, James Clark, Julio Romanutti, Schroeder Nordholt, Dylan Waddell, Emma Waddell)
Coming-of-age drama about two siblings, one of whom disappears.
Armugan Armugan
Armugan and In The Mirror
Parquet (Country: Russia, UK, Romania, Poland; Year: 2020; Director: Aleksandr Mindadze; Writer: Aleksandr Mindadze; Stars: Agata Kulesza, Evgenia Dodina, Andrzej Chyra, Vladimir Mishukov, Taavi Eelmaa, Vasiliy Mikhaylov, Marina Manych, Aleksandr Isakov, Agata Kulesza, Evgenia Dodina, Andrzej Chyra, Vladimir Mishukov, Taavi Eelmaa, Vasiliy Mikhaylov, Marina Manych)
Three tango dancers reunite a quarter of a century after they split up.
The Road To Eden (Akyrky koch) (Country: Kyrgyzstan; Year: 2020; Director: Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu; Writer: Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu; Stars: Marat Alyshpaev, Bakyt Mukul, Shaiyr Kasymalieva, Busurman Odurakaev, Anara Azhykanova, Kalipa Usenova, Omurzak Toktomuratov, Gulsina Chotonova, Ruslan Kurmanaliyev, Tynar Abdrazaeva, Tabyldy Aktanov, Taalai Mamytov, Janyl Chyngysheva, Saltanat Maksatbek Kyzy, Sharshebek Sheishenov)
An ageing writer is forced to choose between helping a writer who will continue his legacy or his younger brother.
Sanremo (Country: Slovenia, Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Miroslav Mandic; Writer: Miroslav Mandic; Stars: Silva Cusin, Sandi Pavlin, Silva Cusin, Sandi Pavlin)
Drama about two people in a nursing home.
The Sign Painter (City on the River, Pilsata pi upis) (Country: Latvia, Czech Republic, Lithuania; Year: 2020; Director: Viesturs Kairiss; Writer: Gunars Janovskis, Viesturs Kairiss; Stars: Davis Suharevskis, Brigita Cmuntová, Agnese Cirule, Aidas Jurgaitis, Gundars Abolins, Juozas Budraitis, Guntis Pelna, Maris Susejs, Imants Slisans, Davis Suharevskis, Brigita Cmuntová, Agnese Cirule, Aidas Jurgaitis, Gundars Abolins, Juozas Budraitis)
Tragicomedy about a young artist who becomes swept up in the political machinations of the Second World War.
Stars Await Us (Country: China; Year: 2020; Director: Dalei Zhang; Writer: Rui Xiao, Dalei Zhang; Stars: Hai-Qing, Jing Dong Liang, Hai-Qing, Jing Dong Liang)
After decades in jail a man is freed and starts to search for his ex-girlfriend.
When I'm Done Dying When I'm Done Dying
When I'm Done Dying and Fear
Submission (Submissão) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2019; Director: Leonardo António; Writer: Leonardo António; Stars: Maria João Abreu, Tânia Alves, Rita Brutt, João Catarré, Marcantonio Del Carlo, Alexandre Ferreira, António Fonseca, Almeno Gonçalves, Cristina Homem de Mello, Iolanda Laranjeiro, António Melo, Rodrigo Paganelli, José Raposo, Marta Taborda, Maria João Abreu)
A woman files a court case against her husband for rape.
Thread Of Return (Hilo de retorono) (Country: Colombia; Year: 2020; Director: Erwin Goggel; Writer: Erwin Goggel; Stars: Paola Baldión, Julián Román, Indira Serrano)
A poor district of Bogotá is ravaged by a tropical storm and flooding, forcing a woman and her cousin drive to the country, hoping to get back a piece of land that belonged to their grandfather.
The Three (Country: Russia; Year: 2020; Director: Anna Melikyan; Writer: Anna Melikyan, Evgenia Khripkova; Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Viktoriya Isakova, Yulia Peresild)
A husband, his wife... and another woman.
Tooman (Country: Iran; Year: 2020; Director: Morteza Farshbaf; Writer: Morteza Farshbaf; Stars: Mojtaba Pirzadeh, Pardis Ahmadieh, Mirsaeed Molavian, Iman Sayad Borhani, Hamed Nejabat, Sajad Babaei)
Two men who bet on football start to risk everything in pursuit of wealth.
Ulbolsyn (Country: Kazakhstan, France; Year: 2020; Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov; Writer: Adilkhan Yerzhanov; Stars: Daniar Alshinov, Sanjar Madi, Asel Sadvakasova, Daniar Alshinov, Sanjar Madi, Asel Sadvakasova)
A young woman finds herself clashing with the patriarchy in a bid to rescue her sister.
When I'm Done Dying (Country: Turkey, Germany, US; Year: 2020; Director: Nisan Dag; Writer: Nisan Dag; Stars: Oktay Çubuk, Ushan Çakir, Müfit Kayacan, Hayal Köseoglu, Kürsat Alniaçik, Ayris Alptekin, Hüseyin Turunç, Görkem Kasal, Bekir Behrem, Ismail Zagros, Eren Çigdem, Mustafa Gökpinar, Serhan Toksoy, Özge Erdem, Emir Talha Kara)
Set in a rough neighbourhood of Istanbul, the story follows Fehmi, a talented 19-year-old rapper who is addicted to bonzai, a cheap synthetic and deadly drug, jeopardizing any success for his music career.

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