Black Nights Latest Reviews

A child rebels against the life imposed upon him.
Free Solo
Free Solo
Following rock climber Alex Honnold as he seeks to be the first climber to ascend free solo – without safety ropes – the 3,000-foot cliff of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite Park.
Jong-soo, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa.
Bixa Travesty
Bixa Travesty
A documentary that follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist living in impoverished São Paulo.
Ray & Liz
Ray & Liz
Drama about a dysfunctional family.
A Danish couple face emotional and moral dilemmas after picking up a Lebanese refugee while on a romantic sailing holiday.
Eight children rescued from a concentration camp, find themselves under siege from a freshly pack of former camp guard dogs.
Chef Flynn
Chef Flynn
A documentary following a talented child chef who is determined to make it to the top of his chosen profession.
The Bra
The Bra
After the train of a retiring driver snags a blue bra, he embarks on a quest to return the under garment.
The Little Comrade
The Little Comrade
A child's eye view of the Soviet occupation of Estonia.
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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Features

Tallinn Film Festival: Day Five
The Wild Fields, Foam At The Mouth, Fire Lily and Keep An Eye Out
Tallinn Film Festival: Day Four
Slam and Potential Victim
Tallinn Film Festival: Day Three
As I Fall and Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Tallinn Film Festival: Day Two
Lorik, Erased, Deep Rivers and The World Is Yours
Tallinn Film Festival: Day One
Capsule reviews of Between Covers and Yung
Keeping it real
Matt Tyrnauer on Valentino Garavani, Citizen Jane, Michael Jackson and Studio 54
Rhapsody in red
Peter Strickland on dreaming through films and In Fabric
The end of an era
Matt Tyrnauer on his new documentary about Studio 54
Playing favourites
Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn and Tony McNamara on The Favourite
All fired up
Director Sameh Zoabi on politics and comedy in his satire Tel Aviv On Fire.
Keeping up appearances
Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
Race against time
Finlay Pretsell on cycling, David Millar and Time Trial
How Cruz and Bardem split life and work
Farhadi wrote Cannes opener roles with couple in mind
Putting island in doc
Gabrielle Brady on the challenges of shooting Island Of The Hungry Ghosts

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival News

Tallinn loves Wandering Girl
Rubén Mendoza takes top prize at festival.
Tallinn inaugurates Lifetime Achievement Award
Liv Ullmann to be first recipient
Black Nights announces focus programme
Selection to celebrate country's shared centenary
Tallinn completes First Feature Competition line-up
Twelve titles added from 11 countries
Tallinn completes Official Section
19 international films to compete in total
First Feature Competition titles announced by Tallinn
Seven titles include four world premieres
Tallinn announces first competition titles
Seven of the eight are world premieres
Awaken to open Tallinn
Tom Lowe's debut has Black Nights premiere

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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