Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019

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Invisible Invisible
Invisible and Oleg
Animus Animalis (Country: Lithuania; Year: 2018; Director: Aiste Zegulyte; Writer: Titas Laucius, Aiste Zegulyte)
A taxidermist, a deer farmer and a museum worker consider their experience of animals - alive and dead.
Away (Country: Latvia; Year: 2019; Director: Gints Zilbalodis; Writer: Gints Zilbalodis)
A boy and a little bird are on a journey across a strange island trying to get back home.
Celebration (Praasnik) (Country: Estonia, Belarus; Year: 2019; Director: Vladimir Loginov)
The town of Maardu in Estonia organises an annual Ukrainian-themed festival, called Sorochinsky Fair - this documentary takes a look.
Chasing Unicorns (Ükssarvik) (Country: Estonia; Year: 2019; Director: Rain Rannu; Writer: Rain Rannu, Priit Pruks; Stars: Liisa Pulk, Henrik Kalmet, Johann Urb, Rogelio Douglas Jr., Roland Laos, Anti Kobin, Eduard Salmistu, Tõnu Hiielaid, Rain Tolk, Kristo Viiding, Riivo Anton, Vilma Luik, Carola Madis, Kaarel Nõmmik, Veljo Otsason)
A female tech founder tries to make it a male-dominated world, from Estonia to Silicon Valley.
Immortal (Surematu) (Country: Estonia, Latvia; Year: 2019; Director: Ksenia Okhapkina)
How do the mechanisms of political power directly influence the lives of a country’s inhabitants? In seeking an answer to this difficult question, this cinematic essay looks at everyday life in a small Russian industrial city, uncovering along the way how dangerous and furtive an all-permeating ideology can be.
Invisible (Nematoma) (Country: Lithuania, Ukraine, Latvia; Year: 2019; Director: Ignas Jonynas; Writer: Kristupas Sabolius, Ignas Jonynas; Stars: Dainius Kazlauskas, Darius Bagdziunas, Paulina Taujanskaité, Dmitrijus Denisiukas, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Kipras Garla, Igoris Reklaitis, Alina Zaliukaite-Ramanauskiene, Milda Vysniauskaite, Danguole Ragazinskaite, Indre Jaraite, Giedrius Savickas, Rimantas Pelakauskas, Aleksandr Ignatusha, Ema Cielyte)
Jonas pretends to be blind and enters a TV dance contest where he meets his attractive dance partner, Saulé. They soon become the show’s most popular contestants. Meanwhile, Vytas, an old acquaintance of Jonas, is released from jail thirsty for revenge...
In Bed With A Writer (Kirjanikuga voodis) (Country: Estonia; Year: 2019; Director: Manfred Vainokivi)
Peeter Sauter not only writes prose and novels, but tirelessly stages awkward and naughty one-man-band performances in various places in Tallinn. This documentary profiles him.
Jelgava 94 (Country: Latvia; Year: 2019; Director: Janis Abele; Writer: Matiss Gricmanis, Janis Jonevs; Stars: Bruno Bitenieks, Alekss Taurins, Endijs Zuks, Elizabete Zviedre, Alise Danovska, Sandris Broks, Ieva Puke, Kaspars Gods, Mara Kimele, Andris Keiss, Kaspars Anins, Janis Jarans, Ilze Pukinska, Guna Zarina, Marcis Broks)
Coming of age film sees Latvian teenagers rebel in their newly independent country.
Motherland (Gimtine) (Country: Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Greece; Year: 2019; Director: Tomas Vengris; Writer: Tomas Vengris; Stars: Matas Metlevski, Severija Janusauskaite, Darius Gumauskas, Barbora Bareikyte, Viktorija Kuodyte, Dainius Gavenonis, Pranciskus Brazdziunas, Linas Ryskus, Renata Veberyte Loman, Ricardas Vitkaitis, Matas Metlevski, Severija Janusauskaite, Darius Gumauskas, Barbora Bareikyte, Viktorija Kuodyte)
A woman returns to Lithuania shortly after the fall of communism to reclaim her house, along with her teenage US-born son who is in the country for the first time.
Nova Lituania (Country: Lithuania; Year: 2019; Director: Karolis Kaupinis; Writer: Karolis Kaupinis; Stars: Aleksas Kazanavicius, Vaidotas Martinaitis, Valentinas Masalskis, Rasa Samuolyte, Egle Gabrenaite, Roberta Sirgedaite, Julius Zalakevicius, Darius Meskauskas, Vidmantas Fijalkauskas, Valdas Latonas, Danguole Ragazinskaite, Aleksas Kazanavicius, Vaidotas Martinaitis, Valentinas Masalskis, Rasa Samuolyte)
In 1936, a man comes up with the idea of saving Lithuania from the war in Europe by establishing an overseas colony involving a mass exodus.
Oleg (Country: Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Juris Kursietis; Writer: Liga Celma-Kursiete, Juris Kursietis, Kaspars Odins; Stars: Valentin Novopolskij, Dawid Ogrodnik, Anna Próchniak, Guna Zarina, Adam Szyszkowski, Toussaint Colombani, Ronald Beurms, Marcos Adamantiadis, Valentin Novopolskij, Dawid Ogrodnik, Anna Próchniak, Guna Zarina, Adam Szyszkowski, Toussaint Colombani, Ronald Beurms)
A migrant to Belgium loses his job and finds himself in trouble thanks to his non-citizen status.
Other Side Of Silence (Country: Lithuania; Year: 2019; Director: Algimantas Puipa; Stars: Juozas Budraitis, Juozas Budraitis)
Tale of two feuding brothers.
Scandinavian Silence (Skandinaavia vaikus) (Country: Estonia, France, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Martti Helde; Writer: Martti Helde, Nathaniel Price; Stars: Rea Lest, Reimo Sagor)
A brother and sister set out across a silent winter landscape, but after years apart they have difficulty communicating.
Spoon (Country: Latvia, Norway, Lithuania; Year: 2019; Director: Laila Pakalnina)
A portrait of the paradoxical contradiction between the long production process and short lifespan of an ordinary piece of plastic.
Truth And Justice (Country: Estonia; Year: 2019; Director: Tanel Toom; Writer: Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Tanel Toom; Stars: Maiken Schmidt, Priit Võigemast, Risto Vaidla, Ester Kuntu, Priit Loog, Loora-Eliise Kaarelson, Marika Vaarik, Mikk Kaasik, Indrek Sammul, Maria Koff, Ott Raidmets, Laura Kukk, Ott Aardam, Simeoni Sundja, Mikk Oad)
In 1870 Estonia, a young couple find it hard to establish a new life.

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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