Everyday, Hannah Arendt and Wadjda [pictured] among films in contention.
The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (TBNFF) has revealed its list of 20 EurAsia competition titles that will compete for €10,000 Grand Prix award at the upcoming 16th edition.
Among those nominated are Michael Winterbottom’s Everyday, which follows a struggling working class wife and mother, Margarethe von Trotta’s biopic Hannah Arendt, Haifaa Al-Mansour’s Wadjda and Arsen A. Ostojic’s Halima’s Path, a Balkan co-production about the aftermath of the Bosnian War.
The Stagnant, an Indian production by Bikramjit Gupta, will have its European premiere at the TBNFF. Three films nominated for the foreign language Oscar - Toomas Hussar’s Mushrooming, Rusudan Chkonia’s Keep Smiling and Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves - will also be in contention for the Grand Prix.
The festival will be held from Nov 12-28 in Tallinn, Estonia.
EurAsia competition titles:
Everyday, dir Michael Winterbottom (UK)
A Lady in Paris, dir Ilmar Raag (Estonia, France, Belgium)
Halima’s Path, dir Arsen A. Ostojic (Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovina)
Hannah Arendt, dir Margarethe von Trotta (Germany)
Keep Smiling, director Rusudan Chkonia (Georgia, France)
In the House (Dans la Maison), dir Francois Ozon (France)
Kolka Cool, dir Juris Poškus (Latvia 2011)
Blancanieves, dir Pablo Berger (Spain)
My Father’s Bike (Moj Rower), dir Piotr Trzaskalski (Poland)
Rhino Season (Fasle Kargadan), dir Bahman Ghobadi (Iran, Turkey)
Paradise: Faith (Paradies: Glaube), dir Ulrich Seidl (Austria, France, Germany)
Beijing Flickers (Youzhong), dir Zhang Yang (China)
Boy Eating the Bird’s Food (To Agori Troei to Fagito Tou Pouliou), dir Ektoras Lygizos (Greece)
Betrayal (Izmena), dir Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)
Mushrooming (Seenelkäik), dir Toomas Hussar (Estonia)
All That Matter is Past (Uskyld), dir Sara Johnsen (Norway)
The Weight, Jeon Kyu-hwan (South Korea)
House with Turret (Dom s Bashenkoy), dir Eva Neymann (Ukraine)
Stagnant (Achal), dir Bikramjit Gupta (India)
Wadjda, dir Haifaa Al-Mansour (Saudi Arabia, Germany)