Courtroom 3H

Local title
Kohtusaal 3H
Original title
Courtroom 3H
Director
Antonio Méndez Esparza
Country
Spain, USA
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
SCREEN INTERNATIONAL CRITICS’ CHOICE

"Courtroom 3H" is a documentary, the director’s first, which is shot with a still camera but is emotionally turbulent. Plunging the viewer straight into Tallahassee’s family court, this questioning, challenging film will travel to wherever fine and nuanced cinema is celebrated.

A determinedly buttoned-down, no-frills affair, "Courtroom 3H" hums along to the clacking of transcription keyboards, to lawyers tapping on their cellphones or their laptops, and the doors swinging open as parents, social services and prospective adopters come in and out of the room. And also, at times, to the sobbing desperation of those hopeful for a better outcome for themselves and their children, even if that isn’t always going to be the same thing. – Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

Director
Antonio Méndez Esparza
Producer
Pedro Hernández Santos, Alvaro Portanet Hernández, Amadeo Hernández Bueno
DoP
Barbu Balasoiu, Santiago Oviedo
Editor
Santiago Oviedo, Antonio Méndez Esparza
Runtime
Language
English

Screenings

Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening031303 / Kohtusaal 3H
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening035010 / Kohtusaal 3H
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening070401 / Kohtusaal 3H
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema Tartu
Screening142202 / Kohtusaal 3H
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Trailer