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Black Nights 2016

The Red Captain: Tortured by the past

The Red Captain: Tortured by the past

Michal Kollár's first feature is a gritty crime-thriller set in the former Czechoslovakia, bringing back a cold case from the Soviet era  

30/11/2016 | Black Nights 2016 | First Features Competition

Home Is Here: The bonding of two lost souls

Home Is Here: The bonding of two lost souls

Austrian director Tereza Kotyk's film, a story of two characters who never meet in person but form a strange bond, had its international premiere at the Black Nights Film Festival  

30/11/2016 | Black Nights 2016 | First Features Competition

Paris La Blanche: A parable of migration and a search for one’s family

Paris La Blanche: A parable of migration and a search for one’s family

Lidia Terki's first feature deals with economic migration and what family can represent to a person  

29/11/2016 | Black Nights 2016 | First Features Competition

A Quiet Heart: A religious battle on a micro-level

A Quiet Heart: A religious battle on a micro-level

In his third feature, Israeli director Eitan Anner tackles the constant religious tension in Jerusalem, but on a micro-level of one character in new surroundings  

29/11/2016 | Black Nights 2016 | Competition

The Chronicles of Melanie: The dear deported

The Chronicles of Melanie: The dear deported

Viesturs Kairish’s new feature tells the story of Soviet deportations using bleak but beautiful black-and-white photography  

29/11/2016 | Black Nights 2016 | Competition

The Baltic Event celebrates its 15th anniversary

The Baltic Event celebrates its 15th anniversary

Tallinn's Co-production Market gave a good overview of the upcoming films from the region once again, with the Georgian title Citizen Saint winning the annual Eurimages Co-production Development Award  

28/11/2016 | Black Nights 2016 | Industry

Pretenders: A cold fable of a failed relationship

Pretenders: A cold fable of a failed relationship

Vallo Toomla’s debut film is a claustrophobic study on the dynamics of a relationship on the rocks – with a metaphysical twist  

28/11/2016 | Black Nights 2016 | Estonian Film Competition

Israeli drama A Quiet Heart wins at Tallinn

Israeli drama A Quiet Heart wins at Tallinn

Eitan Anner's film has won the Grand Prix; other winners include Romania’s Eastern Business and Iran’s Breath  

28/11/2016 | Black Nights 2016 | Awards

A wide variety of projects presented at Tallinn's International Works in Progress

A wide variety of projects presented at Tallinn's International Works in Progress

The Slovakian title The Line has emerged victorious at Industry@Tallinn’s International Works in Progress pitching session  

25/11/2016 | Black Nights 2016 | Industry

Denial, Rachel Weisz against the ‘revisionist’ of Nazism

Denial, Rachel Weisz against the ‘revisionist’ of Nazism

Directed by Mick Jackson, the film on the trial that pitted an American academic against British negationist historian David Irving is in the festival’s official selection  

25/11/2016 | Black Nights 2016 | Panorama