Source: Upurga


The Baltic competition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF, Nov 12-28) will screen 13 films, including five world premieres, at the festival’s 25th edition. 

The competition showcases films from the three Baltic states - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. There will be five Estonian films, with four from Lithuania and three from Latvia.

Scroll down for the full line-up 

The five world premieres are Ivar Murd’s u.Q., which tells the story of Estonian funk-soul-jazz producer Uku Kuut’s; Emilis Vėlyvis’ Lithuanian crime thriller The Generation Of Evil, set in a small Latvian town hit with a murder case; Uģis Olte’s debut feature Upurga, about an adventure guide who gets lost in the Latvian countryside; Estonia’s The Diary Of Vaino Vahing, a documentary from Rainer Sarne about controversial writer and psychologist Vaino Vahingu; and Estonia’s The Best Of Salieri, a documentary directed by Manfred Vainokivi, taking aim at fame, ego, film festivals and classical composers.

Baltic competition line-up

Mr Landsbergis (Lithuania-Neth)
Dir. Sergei Loznitsa

The Diary Of Vaino Vahing (Est)
Dir. Rainer Sarnet

The Best Of Salieri (Est)
Dir. Manfred Vainokivi

u.Q. (Est)
Dir. Ivar Murd

Tell Me (Est-UK-Fr-US-Can-Ger-Col-Bra-Arg-Kosovo-Jor-Peru-Turkey)
Lead dir. Marta Pulk

Sandra Gets A Job (Est)
Dir. Kaupo Kruusiauk

Pilgrims (Lithuania)
Dir. Algimantas Puipa

Cinephilia (Lithuania)
Dir. Algimantas Puipa

Runner (Lithuania-Czech)
Dir. Andrius Blaževičius

The Generation Of Evil (Lithuania)
Dir. Emilis Vėlyvis

The Year Before The War (Latvia-Lithuania-Czech)
Dir. Dāvis Sīmanis

Homes (Latvia)
Dir. Laila Pakalnina

Upurga (Latvia)
Dir. Uģis Olte