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274 articles available in total starting from 09/04/2018. Last article published on 30/11/2022.

Mariana Čengel Solčanská and Hana Lasicová • Director and screenwriter of The Chambermaid

Interview: Mariana Čengel Solčanská and Hana Lasicová • Director and screenwriter of The Chambermaid

"Historical facts are all written by men, women are nonexistent in those history books"

We met the filmmakers after the premiere of their first joint work to learn about their inspiration for the story  

30/11 | Black Nights 2022 | Critics' Picks

Alejandro Rojas and Juan Sebastián Vásquez • Directors of Upon Entry

Interview: Alejandro Rojas and Juan Sebastián Vásquez • Directors of Upon Entry

“We tried to make the film feel as organic as possible, to make it grow from something inside of the characters”

The intimate drama by the two Venezuelan directors based in Spain channels the fears of many migrants  

30/11 | Black Nights 2022 | First Feature Competition

Titas Laucius • Director of Parade

Interview: Titas Laucius • Director of Parade

“The Church is a static institution, and the film’s images reflect that”

The Lithuanian director takes his protagonists on an odyssey through the structures of the Catholic Church  

30/11 | Black Nights 2022 | First Feature Competition

Béatrice Pollet • Director of And Yet We Were All Blind

Interview: Béatrice Pollet • Director of And Yet We Were All Blind

“Women have problems making people believe them”

We talked to the French filmmaker about her highly sensitive and disturbing drama about a woman who experiences pregnancy denial  

24/11 | Black Nights 2022 | Competition

Christopher Roth • Director of Servus Papa, See You in Hell

Interview: Christopher Roth • Director of Servus Papa, See You in Hell

“I didn't want to make a documentary; I wanted the film to have its own sense of autonomy"

The director discussed his interest in utopias and his wish to depict the power that comes with standing still  

24/11 | Black Nights 2022 | Competition

Mika Kaurismäki • Director of The Grump: In Search of an Escort

Interview: Mika Kaurismäki • Director of The Grump: In Search of an Escort

“I like tragicomedies where something that you look at closely may seem very sad, and when you look from farther away, it can be very funny”

The Finnish director told us how he proceeded when adapting the story of a grumpy old man with a passion for old cars  

24/11 | /Finland

Ciaran Creagh • Director of Ann

Interview: Ciaran Creagh • Director of Ann

“We wanted to be with Ann and to give her a voice”

The Irish director tells us why he wanted to adapt the heart-wrenching true story of Ann Lovett for the big screen  

23/11 | Black Nights 2022 | Competition

Shooting for Carolina Hellsgård’s The Flying Classroom has ended

Shooting for Carolina Hellsgård’s The Flying Classroom has ended

The big-screen adaptation of Erich Kästner’s best-selling children’s book stars acclaimed German actors, such as Tom Schilling and Hanna Herzsprung  

16/11 | Production | Funding | Germany

Post-production for Ewa Wikieł's first feature, Krzyk – Losing Control, to wrap in December

Post-production for Ewa Wikieł's first feature, Krzyk – Losing Control, to wrap in December

In this drama-thriller, the audience is whisked away on a dizzying trip through the night on a Polish motorway  

16/11 | Production | Funding | Germany

Saralisa Volm • Director of The Silent Forest

Interview: Saralisa Volm • Director of The Silent Forest

“As an art historian, I have a large iconographic pool into which I dip for each project”

We met up with the German director to talk about her approach to adapting Wolfram Fleischhauer's historical-thriller novel for the big screen  

10/11 | /Germany

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