Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin, Wojciech Smarzowski’s Rose and Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist are amongst the competition titles at the 15th edition of Estonia’s Black Nights Festival which runs November 18-30.
The International Competition EurAsia is focusing on Europe and Asia this year, with a prize of 10,000 euros to be awarded to the winner of the Grand Prix alongside jury prizes for Best Director, Actor and Actress.
Also in competition is Runa Runarsson’s Volcano and this year’s Estonian foreign language Oscar submission Letters To Angel, directed by Sulev Keedus.
Letters to Angel will also be screening in the Tridens Baltic Feature Film Competition which showcases the best cinema from Baltic Countries. It will be competing against The Idiot (Dir. Rainer Sarnet), The New World (Dir. Jaan Tootsen), How Are You Doing Rudolf Ming? (Dir. Roberts Rubins) and The Book Smugglers (Dir. Jeremiah Cullinane).
The North American Independent Film Competition will include Sean Durkin’s Martha May Marcy Marlene, Jonathan Levine’s 50/50 and Thomas McCarthy’s Win Win.
The director of the Black Nights Film Festival Tiina Lokk said the competitions “represent a wide and diverse range of films and we’re proud that such a broad spectrum of cinema gets the opportunity to win some wonderful awards.”