Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 27/11-12/12-04, Estonia, by Atle H.Isaksen
|León y Olvido|
The jury consisted of Raul Broceno Corrales, Spain, Mart Rummo, Estonia and Atle Hunnes Isaksen, Norway, and was the second FICC Jury installed in the festival.
The members of the jury followed the Competition Programme and assessed 17 films for the Don Quixote Prize during its stay from December 3-12.
The winner of the Don Quixote Prize in Tallinn was “Leon and Olvido” from Spain, directed by Xavier Sanchéz Bermúdez.
The jury’s comment was “A dearing and provocative film about the choices of desire not accepted by established conceptions of wrong and right”.
The jury also decided to give a special mention to “3-Iron”, directed by Kim Ki-duk.
The jury’s comment was “A brilliantly cinematographic film about a parallel world full of hope”.
The jury worked well and the festival was a hospitable host for the members.
Tallinn’s old town has a nice atmosphere and provided a beautiful frame for the festival.
It is our hope that The Black Nights Film Festival will continue to host a FICC jury in 2005.
Atle Hunnes Isaksen
Oslo, January 10, 2005.