Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2020

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Undergods and The Metamorphosis Of Birds
Bula (Country: Brazil, Belgium; Year: 2020; Director: Boris Baum; Writer: Boris Baum, Sébastien Tixador; Stars: Matthieu Delaunay, Xavier Gallais, Stéphane Bissot, Lula Cotton-Frapier, Zoé Adjani, Éric Chantelauze, Eugénie Derouand, Fagner Oliveira, Rebecca Oliveira, Antojo, Fabio Ronzano, Danielle Rosa, Tulio Starling, Chico Terrah, Ana Hartmann)
A 17-year-old's life is shaken by exam failure and his dad's death, leading him to embark on an adventure with his uncle.
Cortex (Country: Germany; Year: 2020; Director: Moritz Bleibtreu; Writer: Moritz Bleibtreu; Stars: Anna Bederke, Moritz Bleibtreu, Marc Hosemann, Martin Klempnow, Emily Kusche, Jannis Niewöhner, Nicholas Ofczarek, Nadja Uhl, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Anna Bederke, Moritz Bleibtreu, Marc Hosemann, Martin Klempnow, Emily Kusche, Jannis Niewöhner)
A labyrinthine psycho-thriller in which the lives and dreams of two men intertwine.
Dinner In America (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Adam Rehmeier; Writer: Adam Rehmeier; Stars: Kyle Gallner, Emily Skeggs, Lea Thompson, Hannah Marks, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Griffin Gluck, Nick Chinlund, Ryan Malgarini, Pat Healy, Nico Greetham, David Yow, Brittany Sheets, Brian Andrus, Robert Laenen, Ricky Wayne)
An on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman obsessed with his band go on an unexpected and epic journey together through the decaying suburbs of the American Midwest.
Estanislao (Country: Mexico; Year: 2020; Director: Alejandro Guzmán Alvarez; Writer: Itzel Lara; Stars: Raúl Briones, Fernando Bonilla, José Concepción Macías, Raúl Briones, Fernando Bonilla, José Concepción Macías)
A resentful man returns to his mother's house after her death, where he is tormented by a strange monster and his alcoholic father.
February (Country: Bulgaria, France; Year: 2020; Director: Kamen Kalev; Writer: Kamen Kalev; Stars: Lachezar Dimitrov, Hristo Dimitrov-Hindo, Kolyo Dobrev, Ivan Nalbantov, Lachezar Dimitrov, Hristo Dimitrov-Hindo, Kolyo Dobrev, Ivan Nalbantov)
Three chapters of a lifetime are tenderly visualized by poetical slow glimpses, while our protagonist turns 8, 18, and 82 years old.
The Metamorphosis Of Birds (A metamorfose dos pássaros) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2020; Director: Catarina Vasconcelos; Writer: Catarina Vasconcelos; Stars: Manuel Rosa, João Móra, Ana Vasconcelos, Henrique Vasconcelos, Inês Campos, Catarina Vasconcelos, José Manuel Mendes, João Pedro Mamede, Cláudia Varejão, Luísa Ministro, José Maria Rosa, João Vasconcelos, Nuno Vasconcelos)
Beatriz and Henrique fall in love and get married. He goes to sea while she raises their children. The director brings her family's story to the screen.
Papier-Mâché (Country: Russia; Year: 2020; Director: Vitaly Suslin; Writer: Vitaly Suslin, Ivan Lashin; Stars: Ivan Lashin, Tatyana Lashina, Yury Sidorov)
Focuses on its real-life lead actor’s every-day life before subtly turning away, toward tragicomic, magically realistic, wish-fulfilment fantasy.
This Town (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2020; Director: David White; Writer: David White; Stars: Robyn Malcolm, David White, Alice May Connolly, Rima Te Wiata, Aaron Cortesi, Loren Taylor, Jim Moriarty, Danny Mulheron, Byron Coll, Amelia Reid, Jack Sergent, Peter Hambleton, Stella Reid, Emma Draper, Samuel E. Shore)
Comedy about a man trying to move on with his life some years after an event in which he was a suspect... but the small town where he lives isn't keen on the idea.
Ultrainnocence (Ultrainocencia) (Country: Spain; Year: 2020; Director: Manuel Arija de la Cuerda; Writer: Manuel Arija de la Cuerda, David Climent, Pablo Molinero; Stars: Sergi López, Pablo Molinero, Sarah Quist, Jordi Cadellans, Daniel Vidal, Nacho Vera, Enric Montefusco, David Climent, Iván Clemente, David Planas, Vidi Vidal, Enric Fábregas, Jofre Hurtado, Joaquín Revenga, Cesar Prieto)
A religious organisation creates a scientific experiment to prove the existence of God.
Undergods (Country: UK, Belgium, Estonia, Serbia, Sweden; Year: 2020; Director: Chino Moya; Writer: Chino Moya; Stars: Johann Myers, Géza Röhrig, Michael Gould, Hayley Carmichael, Ned Dennehy, Khalid Abdalla, Eric Godon, Tanya Reynolds, Tadhg Murphy, Jan Bijvoet, Kate Dickie, Sam Louwyck, Adrian Rawlins, Slavko Labovic, Jonathan Case)
An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline - a collection of darkly humorous, fantasy tales about ill-fated characters and doomed fortune.
La Verónica (Country: Chile; Year: 2020; Director: Leonardo Medel; Writer: Leonardo Medel; Stars: Mariana Di Girólamo, Antonia Giesen, Ariel Mateluna, Josefina Montané, Patricia Rivadeneira, Willy Semler)
Veronica, a model who enjoys huge popularity on social media and is married to an international football star, sees her world tumble down around her when she learns that she's the prime suspect in an investigation into the murder of her first daughter, killed 10 years ago.
Wrath Of Desire (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2020; Director: Zero Chou; Writer: Zero Chou; Stars: Peace Yang, Chia Wei Weng, Yu Ting Hsu, Shang Ho Huang)
A prosecutor finds herself drawn to the woman in the dock.
A Yellow Animal (Year: 2020; Director: Felipe Bragança; Stars: Higor Campagnaro, Isabél Zuaa, Catarina Wallenstein, Tainá Medina, Sophie Charlotte, Matamba Joaquim, Lucília Raimundo, Herson Capri, Thiago Lacerda, Adriano Luz, Diogo Dória, Matheus Macena, Marcio Vito, Samuel Toledo, Pedro Enrico)
Drama about a bankrupt, thirty-something-white-male filmmaker from Brazil.

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

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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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