Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2020

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My Favorite War My Favorite War
My Favorite War and The Flood Won't Come
Blizzard Of Souls (The Rifleman, Dveselu putenis) (Country: Latvia; Year: 2019; Director: Dzintars Dreibergs; Writer: Boris Frumin, Aleksandrs Grins; Stars: Oto Brantevics, Raimonds Celms, Martins Vilsons, Jekabs Reinis, Gatis Gaga, Renars Zeltins, Vilis Daudzins, Greta Trusina, Ieva Florence, Rezija Kalnina, Lauma Balode, Oskars Holsteins, Pjotrs Karpuhins, Oto Brantevics, Raimonds Celms)
Dramatisation of the autobiographical experiences in the unforgiving First World War of teenager soldier Artūrs Vanags.
The Flood Won't Come (Country: Lithuania; Year: 2020; Director: Marat Sargsyan; Writer: Marat Sargsyan; Stars: Valentinas Masalskis, Petras Simonis, Sarunas Zenkevicius, Sigitas Rackys, Remigijus Vilkaitis, Petras Simonis, Valentinas Masalskis, Sarunas Zenkevicius, Sigitas Rackys, Remigijus Vilkaitis)
A war-weary general oversees his troops close to home.
In The Dusk (Country: Lithuania, Czech Republic, France, Serbia, Portugal, Latvia; Year: 2020; Director: Sharunas Bartas)
Lithuania, 1948. War is over, but the country is left in ruins. Untė, 19, is a member of the Partisan movement resisting Soviet  occupation. They do not fight on equal terms, but this desperate struggle will determine the future of the whole population.
The Jump (Country: France, Latvia, Lithuania; Year: 2020; Director: Giedre Zickyte)
In 1970, off the coast of Cape Cod, Lithuanian sailor Simas Kudirka jumped from his Soviet ship onto a US Coast Guard vessel seeking asylum. Denied refuge by the American crew, Simas was sentenced to a Soviet labor camp for treason, sparking an international cause célèbre.
Mephistopheles (Country: Estonia; Year: 2020; Director: Manfred Vainokivi)
Profile of Estonian poet Linnar Priimägi.
My Favorite War (My Favourite War) (Country: Norway, Latvia; Year: 2020; Director: Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen; Writer: Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen), Official Site
The director recalls the impact of Soviet propaganda on her childhood.
Rain (Country: Estonia; Year: 2020; Director: Janno Jürgens)
Explores what it means to be a man through the pan-generational relationship dynamics of one family.
Soviet Friendsbook (Anketa) (Country: Estonia; Year: 2020; Director: Aljona Suržikova; Writer: Aljona Suržikova)
Twenty-five years on from when physical "friendsbooks" were popular in Estonia, Alyona Surzhikova browses her 6th grade friendsbook and decides to go and find her then classmates to ask whether their dreams have come true.
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