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Black Nights 2020 / First Feature Competition


23 articles available in total starting from 18/09/2020. Last article published on 26/11/2020.

Eugen Jebeleanu • Director of Poppy Field

Interview: Eugen Jebeleanu • Director of Poppy Field

Poppy Field is a film mainly about love and the impossibility of love”

We chatted to Eugen Jebeleanu, whose first feature, Poppy Field, has just had its world premiere in the First Feature Competition at Tallinn Black Nights  

19/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Sonia Liza Kenterman • Director of Tailor

Interview: Sonia Liza Kenterman • Director of Tailor

“Sewing is a world of small details”

We talked to debuting director Sonia Liza Kenterman about Tailor, after she got to celebrate its world premiere in an actual cinema  

18/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Review: The Translator

Review: The Translator

Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf recount the recent turbulent history of Syria in an action-packed thriller that has echoes of Costa-Gavras  

18/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Review: Should The Wind Drop

Review: Should The Wind Drop

A work of fiction awarded labels by Cannes and overtaken by current events and war, Nora Martirosyan’s first feature film lifts the veil on a land in search of existence, identity and borders  

18/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Review: Model Olimpia

Review: Model Olimpia

In his debut feature, Frédéric Hambalek explores a mother’s self-devised form of therapy for her son’s dark sexual fantasies  

18/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Review: Poppy Field

Review: Poppy Field

Eugen Jebeleanu’s LGBTQ+ drama explores the challenges in the life of a gay policeman  

17/11/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Review: Fortuna

Review: Fortuna

Based on a sinister real-life story, Nicolangelo Gelormini constructs his feature debut as a kind of cubist and surreal horror film, seen from a child’s point of view  

20/10/2020 | Rome 2020

Review: Why Not You

Review: Why Not You

In her Zurich-winning debut feature, Evi Romen talks about a maniac, maniac on the floor, in South Tyrol  

16/10/2020 | Zurich 2020

Tallinn Black Nights announces its First Feature Competition line-up

Tallinn Black Nights announces its First Feature Competition line-up

For this particular competition of its upcoming, hybrid edition, the Estonian festival has selected 18 films, ten of which are world premieres  

16/10/2020 | Black Nights 2020 | First Feature Competition

Raphaël Balboni & Ann Sirot  • Directors of Madly in Life

Interview: Raphaël Balboni & Ann Sirot • Directors of Madly in Life

"To maintain a balance while treading a fine line"

We met with Raphaël Balboni and Ann Sirot, who were presenting their debut feature film Madly in Life in the opening slot of the Namur International French-Language Film Festival  

07/10/2020 | Namur 2020

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