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Black Nights 2021 / First Feature Competition

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25 articles available in total starting from 24/06/2021. Last article published on 02/12/2021.

Review: Her Way

Review: Her Way

Laure Calamy tackles the difficult role of a sex worker and Mother Courage who wants to secure the future of her teenage son, in Cécile Ducrocq’s feature debut  

26/11/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

Aleksandra Terpińska • Director of Other People

Interview: Aleksandra Terpińska • Director of Other People

“The most important thing was to translate the poetry of the verses into the poetry of the images”

The Polish director has crafted a modern musical about a young man who numbs his longing for love and affection with alcohol and an insignificant fling  

26/11/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

Review: Feature Film About Life

Review: Feature Film About Life

Dovile Sarutyte’s debut feature is one of the surprises of this festival season, a tremendously simple film with a big heart and a whirlwind of emotions  

26/11/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

Review: The Score

Review: The Score

British writer-director Malachi Smyth brings a potential cinematic first to Tallinn Black Nights – a “singing” heist film  

24/11/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

Review: Troubled Minds

Review: Troubled Minds

In their debut feature, Latvian brothers Raitis, Lauris and Mārcis Abele explore the existential collapse of two artists struggling to cope with their mental-health issues  

24/11/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

Review: Precious Ivie

Review: Precious Ivie

In her feature debut, Sarah Blaßkiewitz deals with the more casual forms of racism in Saxony society, plus the heroine’s identity and her need for change  

23/11/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

Iker Elorrieta • Director of The Radio Amateur

Interview: Iker Elorrieta • Director of The Radio Amateur

"I like the diversity of frequencies as a metaphor for autism"

The Basque filmmaker discusses being the director, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and producer in his first feature, which follows the utterly ordinary needs of a young autistic man  

23/11/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

Lauris Abele, Raitis Abele and Marcis Abele  • Directors and DoP of Troubled Minds

Interview: Lauris Abele, Raitis Abele and Marcis Abele • Directors and DoP of Troubled Minds

“There was kind of a mission to address bipolar disorder as an everyday problem”

We talked to the Latvian creative trio about their debut feature, which examines the fine line between artistic creativity and mental-health problems  

18/11/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Tallinn Black Nights First Feature Competition title Troubled Minds

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Tallinn Black Nights First Feature Competition title Troubled Minds

Raitis and Lauris Abele’s debut feature attempts to explore what happens to your life once you start playing with your mind  

19/10/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Tallinn Black Nights First Feature Competition title Feature Film About Life

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Tallinn Black Nights First Feature Competition title Feature Film About Life

Dovilė Šarutytė's movie, sold worldwide by TVCO, follows the life of Dovile, who is shaken by her father’s death and ends up finding herself in increasingly bizarre situations  

13/10/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

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