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Black Nights 2020


72 articles available in total starting from 04/11/2019. Last article published on 01/12/2020.

Zeynep Dadak • Director of Electric Sleep

Interview: Zeynep Dadak • Director of Electric Sleep

“People are more interested in hybrid genre films than ever before”

We talked to Zeynep Dadak, the winner of the Eurimages Co-production Development Award for Best Project at Tallinn Black Nights, ready to take a closer look at the future of sleep  

01/12 | Black Nights 2020 | Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Viestur Kairish  • Director of The Sign Painter

Interview: Viestur Kairish • Director of The Sign Painter

"How can you survive as a human and not sell your soul"

We met up with Latvian director Viestur Kairish to discuss his latest film The Sign Painter, which screened in Competition at Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival  

01/12 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Review: The Pit

Review: The Pit

Dace Pūce's debut feature is a small jewel of a film and a splendidly staged, intense emotional journey  

01/12 | Black Nights 2020 | Baltic Film Competition

Oliver Rihs  • Director of Caged Birds

Interview: Oliver Rihs • Director of Caged Birds

"We tell the story of these two opposite characters and their dream of freedom"

Swiss filmmaker Oliver Rihs talks to us about his latest feature film, Caged Birds, which was screened in Competition at Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival  

01/12 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Dora Šustic and Maja Pek-Brünjes • Director and producer of Afterparty

Interview: Dora Šustic and Maja Pek-Brünjes • Director and producer of Afterparty

“Unlike most TV shows about female friendships, we don’t shy away from feminism; we explore it”

We asked Dora Šustic and Maja Pek-Brünjes, the winners of the MIDPOINT TV Launch HBO Award, about their future plans for the series Afterparty  

30/11 | MIDPOINT 2020

Veiko Õunpuu • Director of The Last Ones

Interview: Veiko Õunpuu • Director of The Last Ones

“I wish we could return to a sort of animism in our thinking”

We chatted to Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu, whose The Last Ones takes on the people on the lower rung of society. And Roxette  

30/11 | Black Nights 2020 | Baltic Film Competition

Dalibor Matanić • Director of The Dawn

Interview: Dalibor Matanić • Director of The Dawn

“Compassion, love and tolerance remove all the toxins”

We talked to Croatian filmmaker Dalibor Matanić on the occasion of the world premiere of his newest film The Dawn in competition at Tallinn Black Nights  

30/11 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Peeter Simm • Director of On the Water

Interview: Peeter Simm • Director of On the Water

“Children helped and complemented each other with surprising professionalism”

We spoke to veteran Estonian filmmaker Peeter Simm, who presented his new coming-of-age dramedy On the Water in Tallinn  

30/11 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

István Szabó • Director of Final Report

Interview: István Szabó • Director of Final Report

“If one would still like to be with others in the future, the cinema will remain”

Decorated Hungarian filmmaker István Szabó enlightens us about his melancholic and comic Final Report, which has just had its international premiere at Tallinn Black Nights  

30/11 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Laila Pakalniņa • Director of In the Mirror

Interview: Laila Pakalniņa • Director of In the Mirror

“We weren't looking for an easy way to do things”

We had the chance to chat to Laila Pakalniņa, director of the experimental drama In the Mirror, one of this year's main competition titles presented at Tallinn Black Nights  

30/11 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

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