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121 articles available in total starting from 29/02/2020. Last article published on 01/12/2022.

Mona J Hoel • Director of Night

Interview: Mona J Hoel • Director of Night

"I developed this story out of my own experience of domestic violence"

The Norwegian director discusses her newest feature, which portrays the struggles of a married woman who is forced to travel to the faraway place where her husband lives to face him  

01/12 | Black Nights 2022 | Competition

Ivan Gergolet • Director of The Man Without Guilt

Interview: Ivan Gergolet • Director of The Man Without Guilt

"The way out of revenge, of being hurt and feeling devastated, is forgiveness"

The Italian filmmaker talks about his first feature, which follows the journey through loss and suffering of a widow of a worker who died from an asbestos-related disease  

01/12 | Black Nights 2022 | First Feature Competition

Marko Šantić • Director of Wake Me

Interview: Marko Šantić • Director of Wake Me

"My lead character’s fate is a sort of metaphor for the revisionism of history in the Balkans, but also in Europe"

The Slovenian director talks about his fourth feature, a film about redemption and the relations between Slovenians and immigrants from other parts of former Yugoslavia.  

30/11 | Black Nights 2022 | Critics' Picks

Gentian Koçi • Director of A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On

Interview: Gentian Koçi • Director of A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On

"This story and these characters, who are forced to invent a completely new language, challenged me in my use of film language"

The Albanian director discusses his film, which follows two identical deaf-mute twin brothers who discover they will also progressively and irreversibly become blind  

30/11 | Black Nights 2022 | Competition

Dana Nechushtan • Director of Piece of My Heart

Interview: Dana Nechushtan • Director of Piece of My Heart

"This story is ultimately about friendship between two women"

The Israeli-born Dutch director talks about her film, a psychologically mercilessly tense tale about two dancers who understand each other without words  

30/11 | Black Nights 2022 | Competition

Adrian Goiginger • Director of The Fox

Interview: Adrian Goiginger • Director of The Fox

"Taking care of the fox cub kept my great-grandfather sane in the midst of the horrible events he witnessed"

We met up with the Austrian director to discuss his great-grandfather’s personal experience during the Second World War, a story which became the centre of his film  

28/11 | Black Nights 2022 | Competition

Filip Heraković • Director of Pelican

Interview: Filip Heraković • Director of Pelican

"This is a coming-of-age story, but with an adult"

This Croatian filmmaker discusses his film about the existential pursuit of an injured footballer in a spa resort, which received a Special Jury Prize in the festival's First Feature Competition  

28/11 | Black Nights 2022 | First Feature Competition

Giedrius Tamoševičius • Director of The Poet

Interview: Giedrius Tamoševičius • Director of The Poet

“Man's basic instincts and feelings are not subject to time, but we can analyse them and draw our own conclusions”

The Lithuanian director spoke to us about his latest film, co-written with Vytautas V Landsbergis, about a newly appointed teacher who arrives at a remote village school in 1947  

28/11 | Black Nights 2022 | Baltic Film Competition

Hilmar Oddsson, Hera Hilmar • Director of and actress in Driving Mum

Interview: Hilmar Oddsson, Hera Hilmar • Director of and actress in Driving Mum

"All good comedies are also tragedies"

We met up with the Icelandic director and his daughter, and actress in his latest film, to talk about inspiration and characters  

25/11 | Black Nights 2022 | Competition

J-P Valkeapää • Director of Hit Big

Interview: J-P Valkeapää • Director of Hit Big

"While writing this script during lockdown, in this atmosphere where you were scared of dying, I realised that this film was about the end of the world"

We met up with the Finnish director and talked about his inspirations when writing and creating his new film  

24/11 | Black Nights 2022 | Competition

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