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Black Nights 2022

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73 articles available in total starting from 20/06/2022. Last article published on 02/12/2022.

At Tallinn, Beta Film and ZDF Studios share their production and distribution challenges, and new joint-venture shows

At Tallinn, Beta Film and ZDF Studios share their production and distribution challenges, and new joint-venture shows

The case-study panel zoomed in on how the two German companies turned from competitors into allies and began working together on ambitious new projects  

02/12 | Black Nights 2022 | Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

At Industry@Tallinn, Belarusian independent filmmakers talk about the struggles of producing films and fighting for freedom

At Industry@Tallinn, Belarusian independent filmmakers talk about the struggles of producing films and fighting for freedom

The speakers discussed their experiences in exile, how the government controls cinema and uses it as a propaganda tool, and their political battles  

02/12 | Black Nights 2022 | Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

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

Carol Morley • Director of Typist Artist Pirate King

Interview: Carol Morley • Director of Typist Artist Pirate King

“It was impossible to make an ordinary film about such an extraordinary woman”

British artist Audrey Amiss was recognised only after her death, thanks to filmmaker Carol Morley, who made a movie about her and disclosed some interesting details to Cineuropa  

01/12 | Black Nights 2022 | Critics’ Picks

Review: Sashenka

Review: Sashenka

Olexandr Zhovna’s sophomore feature shows enough to unsettle, but things get too convoluted and confusing along the way  

01/12 | Black Nights 2022 | Competition

Nikolaj Nikitin • Head programmer, Critics’ Picks, Tallinn Black Nights

Interview: Nikolaj Nikitin • Head programmer, Critics’ Picks, Tallinn Black Nights

“I believe in focused and high-quality curating with diverse representation”

We caught up with the head programmer of PÖFF’s brand-new strand dedicated to powerful and artistically outstanding works that might otherwise be overlooked  

01/12 | Black Nights 2022 | Critics’ Picks

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

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