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02 December, 2008

EurAsia Competition At Tallinn Black Nights FF



by Sandy Mandelberger, North American Editor

The main competition program at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which began last Friday evening with the Eastern European premiere of Mike Leigh's popular Happy Go Lucky, is EurAsia, new films from the European and Asian continents. Estonia sits at a great divide between East and West, and has stood as a way-station between those two nexuses for the past thousand years. The Festival encourages a mutually supportive point of view that sees both the differences and connections between European and middle Asian culture. The Festival is presenting 18 films, most making their Eastern European premieres at the event.

Films competing for the Festival's top prize in the EurAsia Competition include:

ASBE DU-PA / TWO LEGGED HORSE (Iran, Samira Makhmalbaf)
GENOVA (United Kingdom, Michael Winterbottom)
GULABI TALKIES (India, Girish Kasavalli)
L’HEURE D’ETE / SUMMER HOURS (France, Olivier Assayas)
HUNGER (United Kingdom/Ireland, Steve McQueen)
IL DIVO (Italy/France, Paolo Sorrentino)
KOLME VIISASTA MIESTÄ / THREE WISE MEN (Finland, Mika Kaurismäki)
LØNSJ / COLD LUNCH (Norway, Eva Sorhaug)
MAN JEUK / SPARROW (Hong Kong/China, Johnnie To)
MOZART TOWN (South Korea, Jeon Kyu-hwan)
MUHA / MUKHA (Russia, Vladimir Kott)
THE PHOTOGRAPH (Indonesia/France/Netherlands/Switzerland/Sweden, Nan Triveni Achnas)
SHUREITACHI / VERMILION SOULS (Japan, Masaki Iwana)
SNIJEG / SNOW (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany/France/Iran, Aida Begic)
SONBAHAR / AUTUMN (Turkey, Özcan Alper)
THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER / SVETAT E GLOJAM SPASENIE DEBNE OTVSJAKADE (Bulgaria/Germany/Hungary/Slovenia, Stephan Komandarev)
WALTZ WITH BASHIR (Israel/France/Germany/USA,Ari Folman)
DIE WELLE / THE WAVE (Germany, Dennis Gänsel)

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