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Black Nights 2020 / Competition


29 articles available in total starting from 24/09/2020. Last article published on 01/12/2020.

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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

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

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

Henrik Ruben Genz • Director of Erna at War

Interview: Henrik Ruben Genz • Director of Erna at War

“When I read the book, I immediately felt that it was a strong concept, a very unique idea”

Cineuropa chatted to Henrik Ruben Genz, helmer of the Danish-Estonian-Belgian war drama Erna at War, which world-premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival  

30/11 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Mika Kaurismäki • Director of Gracious Night

Interview: Mika Kaurismäki • Director of Gracious Night

“There is coronavirus, but there is also Corona Bar”

Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki assures us that only the finest wines were imbibed during the making of the Tallinn-screened Gracious Night  

30/11 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Review: The Dawn

Review: The Dawn

The approaching apocalypse puts a married couple at risk in Dalibor Matanić’s film, premiering in competition at Tallinn Black Nights  

27/11 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Review: Submission

Review: Submission

Iolanda Laranjeiro makes an impact in Leonardo Antonio's story about rape within marriage, which drifts into melodrama  

27/11 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

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