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Marta Bałaga


269 articles available in total starting from 07/04/2017. Last article published on 02/12/2019.

Asian cinema soars in Tallinn

Asian cinema soars in Tallinn

As the 23rd edition of the Estonian festival wrapped, Japan’s Kontora nabbed the Grand Prix, with Filipino filmmaker Jun Robles Lana named Best Director  

02/12 | Black Nights 2019 | Awards

Dimitris Bavellas  • Director of In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand

Interview: Dimitris Bavellas • Director of In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand

“We are all Lauras”

We chatted to Greek director Dimitris Bavellas, who, in his second film, In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand, looks for a porn star and finds his childhood instead  

29/11 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Review: Isaac

Review: Isaac

Jurgis Matulevičius emerges as a talent to watch thanks to a film that’s bound to ruffle some nationalistic feathers  

29/11 | Black Nights 2019 | First Feature Competition

Review: Finky

Review: Finky

Debuting Irish filmmaker Dathai Keane introduces the nastiest fairy tale since Giovanni Francesco Straparola’s Biancabella and the Snake. Well, almost  

28/11 | Black Nights 2019 | First Feature Competition

Review: The Flying Circus

Review: The Flying Circus

Fatos Berisha’s film proves that you can’t go wrong with Monty Python. Or men dressed as nuns  

28/11 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Review: In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand

Review: In the Strange Pursuit of Laura Durand

In Dimitris Bavellas’ second feature, two men embark on a cross-country journey after believing they have been “summoned” by their idol, a 1990s porn star  

26/11 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Sergio Martino  • Director

Interview: Sergio Martino • Director

“If you are not making arthouse films, people treat you with suspicion”

Cineuropa met up with cult Italian director Sergio Martino, who had a mini-retrospective dedicated to him at Finland’s Night Visions genre festival  

25/11 | Night Visions 2019

Jurgis Matulevičius  • Director of Isaac

Interview: Jurgis Matulevičius • Director of Isaac

“I like to create my own world – one where only I know the rules”

Cineuropa talked to Lithuanian director Jurgis Matulevičius about his first feature, Isaac, selected in the First Feature Competition at Tallinn's Black Nights  

22/11 | Black Nights 2019 | First Feature Competition

Gerard Johnson  • Director of Muscle

Interview: Gerard Johnson • Director of Muscle

“Men have issues”

Cineuropa talked to Gerard Johnson, the director of Muscle, screened in competition at Tallinn's Black Nights, about toxic masculinity and pumping iron  

21/11 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition

Review: Gipsy Queen

Review: Gipsy Queen

Hüseyin Tabak proves that there's still life in the formula - and the thrill of the fight  

21/11 | Black Nights 2019 | Competition