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59 articles available in total starting from 29/02/2020. Last article published on 29/11/2021.

Andreas Kleinert • Director of Dear Thomas

Interview: Andreas Kleinert • Director of Dear Thomas

"In East Germany we also had sexy youth in cool clothes, having parties, dancing and living colourful lives"

The German filmmaker talks to us about his declaration of love to writer, poet and rebel Thomas Brasch, which has won the Grand Prix in the Competition of the Black Nights Film Festival  

29/11 | Black Nights 2021 | Competition

Kirill Sokolov • Director of No Looking Back

Interview: Kirill Sokolov • Director of No Looking Back

"My goal is to make people feel something by offering them an emotional rollercoaster"

The Russian filmmaker discusses his film, a wildly funny (black) comedy about a women released from prison that boasts a strong social essence  

26/11 | Black Nights 2021 | Competition

Kristijonas Vildziunas • Director of Songs for a Fox

Interview: Kristijonas Vildziunas • Director of Songs for a Fox

"As a civilisation, we’re not dreaming anymore, literally and metaphorically"

The Lithuanian filmmaker talks about his new film, which merges magical fantasy, heart-rending drama and rocky musical with post-soviet realities  

25/11 | Black Nights 2021 | Competition

Liliana Torres • Director of What Went Wrong?

Interview: Liliana Torres • Director of What Went Wrong?

"Women are not comfortable any more with having smaller wages than men, and that creates frictions in couples"

The Spanish filmmaker delves into her own past life and love interests to create an auto-fiction film, and talks to us about the process she embarked on and its result  

24/11 | Black Nights 2021 | Competition

Iker Elorrieta • Director of The Radio Amateur

Interview: Iker Elorrieta • Director of The Radio Amateur

"I like the diversity of frequencies as a metaphor for autism"

The Basque filmmaker discusses being the director, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and producer in his first feature, which follows the utterly ordinary needs of a young autistic man  

23/11 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

György Pálfi • Director of Perpetuity

Interview: György Pálfi • Director of Perpetuity

"This is a love story set in a near post-war future in Europe"

The Hungarian director discusses his latest film, which dialogues, in stylistic terms, with the body horror and the perplexing meanings of his breakthrough film Taxidermia  

22/11 | Black Nights 2021 | Competition

Václav Kadrnka  • Director of Saving One Who Was Dead

Interview: Václav Kadrnka • Director of Saving One Who Was Dead

"To convey the personal experience my film is based on, I developed a very specific cinematic language"

The Czech filmmaker discusses the third instalment in what he describes as his “Absence of a Loved One” trilogy, which has competed for the Crystal Globe  

03/09 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Ivan Bakrač  • Director of After the Winter

Interview: Ivan Bakrač • Director of After the Winter

"I wanted to make a film about friendship, about people who do not care about the past and the war"

The Montenegrin director discusses his spirited testimony of the young post-war generation, which follows five childhood friends who remain in contact  

01/09 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Janine Teerling and Petros Charalambous  • Writer and director of Patchwork

Interview: Janine Teerling and Petros Charalambous • Writer and director of Patchwork

"Petros wanted to make a film about intergenerational friendship and me, about taboos around motherhood - so we put it together"

The writer and the director of the psychological drama selected in the East of the West competition discuss the several provocative questions it raises  

01/09 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Shawkat Amin Korki  • Director of The Exam

Interview: Shawkat Amin Korki • Director of The Exam

"The problems in the educational system are not an issue only in Kurdistan"

The Kurdish director discusses his Crystal Globe competition entry, a tiny drama set in Iraqi Kurdistan about a young woman trying to control her own life  

31/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

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