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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.

Review: Gracious Night

Review: Gracious Night

Mika Kaurismäki makes a case for obeying stay-in orders during the pandemic – as long as you are staying in a bar  

27/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Jo Sol • Director of Armugan

Interview: Jo Sol • Director of Armugan

“Accompanying my father at the end of his life was the inception of this path”

We took the opportunity to chat with Jo Sol about Armugan, one of the titles playing in main competition at this year’s Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival  

26/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Leonardo Antonio  • Director of Submission

Interview: Leonardo Antonio • Director of Submission

"90% of the psychiatry hospital wing would be empty if we could address the problem of rape and prostitution in marriage"

Portugal's Leonardo Antonio discusses his Black Nights-screened film Submission, about a woman who files a court case against her own husband for rape  

26/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Review: Final Report

Review: Final Report

Veteran Hungarian helmer István Szabó’s latest feature is a sedate contemplation of old age  

26/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Review: In the Mirror

Review: In the Mirror

Laila Pakalniņa reinterprets the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in a CrossFit-obsessed universe that is not too far removed from reality  

26/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Review: On the Water

Review: On the Water

Peeter Simm’s new feature is a pleasant feel-good dramedy, characterised by a whimsical sense of humour and a charismatic young lead  

25/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Ivaylo Hristov • Director of Fear

Interview: Ivaylo Hristov • Director of Fear

“I have always been interested in people who find the courage to state and defend their point of view”

We chatted with Bulgarian director Ivaylo Hristov, who is competing at Tallinn Black Nights with his fourth feature, the immigrant fable Fear  

24/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Review: When I'm Done Dying

Review: When I'm Done Dying

Turkish writer-director Nisan Dağ's second feature is an intriguing drama set in Istanbul's local hip-hop subculture  

24/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Review: Sanremo

Review: Sanremo

Miroslav Mandić examines the possibility of romance blossoming in a nursing home, flying in the face of dementia  

24/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

Review: The Sign Painter

Review: The Sign Painter

Viesturs Kairiss shows that you can paint over history all you want, but it will always be there  

23/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | Competition

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