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No film lovers on their underwear: our verdict of the 58th edition of Karlovy Vary

 

Victor Fraga - 08-07-2024

For the first time, DMovies' editor Victor Fraga attends the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the last one of the large European festivals on his list; these are the winners, our dirty picks, and impressions [Read More...]

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Summer Brother (Zomervacht)

Joren Molter
2024

Victor Fraga - 17-06-2024

Young Brian must look after his severely disabled brother, after his careless father "borrows" him for a scorching summer in a chaotic trailer park - gentle and raw drama is in Competition at the 23rd edition of Tiff Romania [Read More...]

The Limits of Consent (Läheduse Raamid)

Michael Keerdo-Dawson
2022

Victor Fraga - 26-11-2023

Psychosexual thriller about a high-tech wing woman helping randy lonely men to seduce and to f**k women offers viewers nine different endings - from REC Tarragona International Film Festival [Read More...]

Daaaaaali!

Quentin Dupieux
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 20-11-2023

Played by five actors, a very unpleasant Salvador Dali repeatedly stalls a journalist's attempts to interview him - Quentin Dupieux's filthy genius nee comedy in in the Critics' Picks Section of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Twittering Soul 3D (Čiulbanti Siela 3D)

Deimantas Narkevičius
2023

Victor Fraga - 20-11-2023

Snakes, spells, growing rocks and a flying corpse come together in this esoteric blend of fantasy drama and visual arts experiment from Lithuania - from the 53rd edition of Rotterdam [Read More...]

Amal

Jawad Rhalib
2023

Victor Fraga - 19-11-2023

Spectacular Belgian drama exposes the ugly face and the devastating consequences of religious radicalisation in schools - live from Official Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Observing (Opazovanje)

Janez Burger
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 19-11-2023

A paramedic must deal with the aftermath of a man being kicked unconscious, while the incident is streamed live on social media - deeply harrowing drama is in the Critics' Picks Section of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Everything Will Be Alright (Viss Būs Labi!)

Stanislavs Tokalovs
2023

Paul Risker - 19-11-2023

Observational documentary from Latvia discovers its heart in a son’s empathy for his mother - from the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Last Relic (Viimane Reliikvia)

Marianna Kaat
2023

Paul Risker - 19-11-2023

Insightful and compelling documentary about Russia’s future interrogates the politics far beyond her borders - from the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Land Where Winds Stood Still (Zhel Toqtaghan Zher)

Ardak Amirkulov
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 18-11-2023

A Kazakh mother made homeless by Soviet policy must protect her two sons in the harsh environment of the steppes – from the Critics’ Picks Competition at the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Skunk

Koen Mortier
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 18-11-2023

A teenager from a broken home has to confront their demons, in this compelling adaptation of a Geert Taghon novel - from the International Youth Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Old Man and the Land

Nicholas Parish
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 18-11-2023

As he works on the land, an ageing farmer hears his two adult children talk on the phone about the future of the family farm - wondrous British drama premieres in the Critics' Picks Section of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

All, Or Nothing at All

2023
 

Eoghan Lyng - 18-11-2023

In this bold Chinese commentary on mass consumerism, audiences are forced to ask difficult questions about their lives - from the First Feature Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

I Trust You (En Vos Confio)

Agustín Toscano
2023

Paul Risker - 18-11-2023

Argentinean director recounts the mysterious disappearance and the murder of a woman that shook his native Argentina, in a real-life crime drama that subverts audience's expectations - from the Rebels with a Cause section of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Stairway to Heaven (Taevatrepp)

Mart Kivastik
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 18-11-2023

Time travel is possible! This peculiar Estonian film demonstrates that we can communicate with ourselves in two disparate timelines - from the the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Taurins Senior

Alexander Hahn
2023

Chris Simpson - 18-11-2023

Bickering father and son must contend with one another inside a crammed little flat, in this Latvian drama - live from the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Ten Months

Idan Hubel
2023

Victor Fraga - 17-11-2023

An Israeli woman refuses to terminate her false pregnancy, despite her knowledge that the gestation is entirely psychological - from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

White Flag

Batbayar Chogsom
2023

Victor Fraga - 17-11-2023

Lesbian couple contends with dark forces in order to forge a living in the remote Mongolian steppe - poignant queer survival drama is in the Official Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Good Savage

Santiago Mohar Volkow
2023

John McDonald - 17-11-2023

Two American artists seek solace and inspiration in neighbouring Mexico, in this quirky comedy mocking the obsessions of liberals (and with Wes Anderson's trademarks all over) - from the Rebels With a Cause Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Mrs.

Arati Kadav
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 17-11-2023

After getting married, a woman is expected to work cheerfully from dawn to dusk waiting on the menfolk of the house hand and foot - live from the Critics' Picks Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Fez Summer ’55

Abdelhaï Laraki
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 17-11-2023

An 11-year-old boy navigates the rooftops of a Moroccan city while insurgents plot the overthrow of French colonialists - dirty gem premieres in the Critics' Picks Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Giant’s Kettle (Hiidenkirnu)

Markku Hakala
Mari Käki
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 17-11-2023

A man and a woman go on about their daily lives in a series of static shots, in a superlative achievement of modern-day silent cinema - from the First Feature Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Teresa

Paula Ortiz
2023

Victor Fraga - 17-11-2023

Loose biopic of Spanish saint Teresa of Avila is dogged by a contrived script and cliches, and misses the opportunity to provide real insight into the life of a subversive reformer - from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Eastern Front (Idarinne)

Vitaliy Mansky
Yevhen Titarenko
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 17-11-2023

Mostly handheld, guerrilla-style documentary takes audiences to the heart of the Ukraine War; the outcome is haunting - live from the Rebels With A Cause Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Tentigo

Ilango Ram
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 17-11-2023

In this batty Sri Lankan film, a family have to deal with daddy's dead body and... ermmm... his throbbing boner - from the First Feature Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Quiet Maid (Calladita)

Miguel Faus
2023

Paul Risker - 17-11-2023

Playfully quiet critique of class and prejudicial power dynamics becomes an interpersonal war story, in this entertaining film from Spain - from the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]

Cat Call (Cicaverzum)

Rozália Szeleczki
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 16-11-2023

Fáni has never been lucky in love, but she's finally found a doting (and meowing) partner who she can introduce to her mother - from the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]

Winter Howl (Aullido De Invierno)

Matías Rojas Valencia
2023

John McDonald - 16-11-2023

Pinochet's German "school" from hell (where children were routinely tortured and murdered) makes for a disturbing and fascinating watch - from the Rebels With a Cause Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Ben-Joe

Akira Iwamatsu
2023

Victor Fraga - 16-11-2023

A bulimic university student gets admitted to a creepy dietary institution, where her life descends into unfathomable horror - completely bonkers Japanese film is in the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festivalwacky [Read More...]

Endless Summer Syndrome (Le Syndrome de l’Eté Sans Fin)

Kaveh Daneshmand
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 16-11-2023

A young lawyer living the perfect life receives a phone call that throws her existence into disarray - accomplished, taboo-busting French drama shows at Raindance [Read More...]

Supermarket

Nemanja Becanovic
2023

John McDonald - 16-11-2023

Experimental Montenegrin comedy about man living in supermarket is packed with offbeat and absurdist tone - live from the Rebels With a Cause Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Life and Death of a Christmas Tree

Artūras Jevdokimovas
2023

John McDonald - 16-11-2023

Jack-of-all-trades documentary investigates the strange life cycle of the gigantic fir trees of Georgia - from the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Fisherman’s Daughter (La Estrategia del Mero)

Edgar de Luque Jácome
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 16-11-2023

A trans woman returns to the Caribbean island from which she escaped, in a compassionate movie about acceptance - from the First Feature Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Once Again (For The Very First Time)

Boaz Yakin
2023

Chris Simpson - 16-11-2023

Masterful hip-hop fantasy meditates on love through enchanting dance moves and fiery slam poetry - live from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

Your Mother’s Son (Anak Ka Ng Ina Mo)

Jun Robles Lana
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 16-11-2023

An intense cocktail of polyamorous and incestuous relationships erupts into jealousy, betrayal and violence, in this sexually explicit allegory of nepotism in Filipino politics - from the Critics' Picks Section of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Body Odyssey

Grazia Tricarico
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 15-11-2023

Bodybuilder Mona takes extreme measures In order to become Miss Universe, egged on by her manager as well as her sexual fantasies about a handsome teen - from the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]

Invisible Windows

Dr. Biju
2023

Victor Fraga - 15-11-2023

A peace-loving "madman" communicates with the dead in a mortuary, in this exuberant Indian drama with a touch of Weerasetakul's magical realism - from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

King Khat

Uri Marantz
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 15-11-2023

An Israeli entrepeurneur stumbles onto something big when he creates a product that's almost as colourful as the film it's in - from the Rebels With a Cause Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Light Falls

Phedon Papamichael
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 15-11-2023

A Greek island, a lesbian couple from LA, migrant Albanian workers, a racist cop, and an abandoned brutalist hotel... just what could possibly go wrong??? Live from the Critics' Picks Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Slow (Tu Man Nieko Neprimeni)

Marija Kavtaradze
2023

Daniel Theophanous - 15-11-2023

Dirty gem from Lithuania reveals that asexuality does not preclude tenderness and intimacy - in cinemas on Friday, May 24th [Read More...]

The Magnet Man (De Magneet Man)

Gust Van den Berghe
2023

Victor Fraga - 15-11-2023

Belgian fantasy drama about a literal magnetic man is doused in charm and nostalgia, while also paying an ode to the wacky performance acts of yore - from the Official Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Ice that Still Supports Us

Arko Okk
2023

John McDonald - 15-11-2023

Experimental, philosophical and ironic documentary from Estonia takes viewers on a chaotic journey along an elusive ice road - from the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Peasants

DK Welchman
Hugh Welchman
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 15-11-2023

In this impressive and colourful adaptation of a Nobel Prize winning book, a Polish woman must face the consequences of her decisions - on various VoD platforms on Monday, March 25th [Read More...]

I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me (No Voy a Pedirle a Nadia que me Crea)

Fernando Frias
2023

Daniel Theophanous - 14-11-2023

Dark and stylised Spanish-Mexican thriller about a young man captured by the mafia paints Barcelona as a city you never saw before - from the Rebels with a Cause section of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Nobody Leaves Alive (Ninguém Sai Vivo Daqui)

Andre Ristum
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 14-11-2023

A woman's hold on reality begins to disintegrate after she is is incarcerated in Brazil’s notorious Colonia psychiatric hospital because she is pregnant outside of marriage - live from the Critics' Picks Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

THE END (Artificial Fragments of Humankind)

Aurélien Héraud
Olivier Héraud
2023

Paul Risker - 14-11-2023

This series of fragmented stories that resembles an indecipherable dream logic, risks abandoning experimentation for indulgence - live from the Rebels With a Cause Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Dilli Dark

Dibakar Das Roy
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 14-11-2023

A black man from a former British colony experiences prejudice in a film that tips its hat at Indian mythology - from the the First Feature Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Consent (Consentement)

Vanessa Filho
2023

Victor Fraga - 14-11-2023

Extraordinary French drama based on a real-life story questions the limits of consent, freedom of expression and transgression without lapsing into sexphobic cliches - from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Milky Way (Halav)

Maya Kenig
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 14-11-2023

A cash-strapped mother gets a job in a factory breast-pumping human milk for rich clients - from the Critics' Picks Section of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Five and a Half Love Stories in an Apartment in Vilnius, Lithuania (Penkios su Puse Meilės Istorijos, Nutikusios Viename Vilniaus Bute

Tomas Vengris
2023

Paul Risker - 14-11-2023

Five sad, tragic and humorous stories take place inside the vibrating walls and falling plaster of an AirbnB flat (with a Shakesperean twist) - from the Rebels With a Cause Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Inpaintings

Ozan Yoleri
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 14-11-2023

A precocious Turkish woman gets a new lease of life when she's asked to restore an old painting - live from First Feature Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Natasha’s Dance (De Dans van Natasja)

Jos Stelling
2023

Victor Fraga - 14-11-2023

Two misfits (a Dutch man and a Russian woman) embark on a journey of self-discovery, in this quirky art film about complicity and friendship - from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Bad Actor (Un Actor Malo)

Jorge Cuchí
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 14-11-2023

A handsome, prosperous actor has to answer for his inappropriate actions in this strong but uneven drama - from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Pelikan Blue

Laszló Csaki
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 13-11-2023

Three friends wanting to travel from Communist Hungary to the West stumble onto a lucrative scam of forging rail tickets - innovative animation doc premiered in the Critics’ Picks Competition at the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Writer (Kirjanik)

Romas Zabarauskas
2023

Paul Risker - 13-11-2023

Former lovers reunite in an engaging, conversational film set inside an apartment, which deftly blends cinema and theatre devices - queer drama from Lithuania shows at Tiff Romania [Read More...]

Familiar

Călin Peter Netzer
2023

Victor Fraga - 13-11-2023

Obstinate Romanian filmmaker wishes to make a movie about his ethnically German parents, jeopardising his most precious relationships - from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Mr and Mrs Stodola

Petr Hátle
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 13-11-2023

The real-life story of a Czech couple that went on a shocking, unrepentant killing spree becomes a tight and tense thriller - live at the First Feature Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Her Body (Její Telo)

Natálie Císařovská
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 13-11-2023

Olympic diving champion Andrea Absolonová, forced by injury to abandon that career, reinvents herself as a porn actress - from the Critics' Picks Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Forever Hold Your Peace (Živi i Zdravi)

Ivan Marinović
2023

Victor Fraga - 12-11-2023

Marriage from hell takes place in Montenegro as bride suddenly confesses that she wishes to "kill" the broom, in this explosive little comedy - from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Everything, Everywhere

Lim Kah Wai
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 12-11-2023

A woman meets, loses then searches for a film director who makes movies by constantly travelling, finding new places and meeting new people - live from the Rebels With a Cause Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

October Metafiction (Haneulyeondal Seumunal)

Cho Kyu-jun
2023

Victor Fraga - 12-11-2023

Warm and tender South Korean movie sets out to challenge the norms of conventional storytelling - from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Brazen (Bezkaunīgie)

Aik Karapetian
2023

Anton Bitel - 12-11-2023

Aik Karapetian’s latest psychodrama lets a family role-play their problems in an insect-infested old house in the woods, in a movie with flavours of Lars von Trier - from the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Mars Express

Jérémie Périn
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 12-11-2023

In the 23rd Century, a private investigator and her resurrected robot assistant go to Mars in order to investigate the murder of a cybernetics student – bravura sci-fi animation shows at the 53rd edition of Rotterdam [Read More...]

Lessons of Tolerance (Uroky Tolerantnosti)

Arkadiy Nepytaliuk
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 12-11-2023

LGBT+ awareness training course gives homophobia its comeuppance in this filthy genius comedy from Ukraine - live from the Critics' Picks Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Kalman’s Day
(Kálmán-nap)

Szabolcs Hajdu
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 12-11-2023

In Kálmán and his wife’s house, another couple gather to celebrate his birthday in what turns out to be a devastating drama about relationships falling apart and coming to an end - from the 23rd edition of Tiff Romania. [Read More...]

The G

Karl R. Hearne
2023

Victor Fraga - 11-11-2023

Rugged granny gets kidnapped and tortured by sadistic pension fraudsters, in this all-American, Coen-ish revenge thriller - in cinemas on Friday, June 21st. [Read More...]

The Moon is Upside Down

Lauren Taylor
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 11-11-2023

New Zealand indie tries to unite the despair of three very different women into in one compelling and tidy story, but does not reach its full potential - live at the First Feature Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Waves, The Sand, and Two Lovers in the Middle Of…

Jiyeong Hong
2023

Paul Risker - 11-11-2023

Two Korean girls spend their night on the beach, in this non-narrative, meditative and inquisitive experimentation with cinematic minimalism - from the Rebels With a Cause Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Book of Solutions (Le Livre des Solutions)

Michel Gondry
2023

Paul Risker - 11-11-2023

This greasy movie about a director whose life is a mess marks Michel Gondry's expressive and quirky return to feature filmmaking - from REC, Tarragona International Film Festival [Read More...]

Misericordia

Emma Dante
2023

Victor Fraga - 11-11-2023

Italian prostitutes raise a mentally handicapped man as if he was their baby, in this raw and tender tale of motherly affection in the most unlikely of places - live from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Falling Into Place

Aylin Tezel
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 11-11-2023

A German lady and a Scottish man live out their memories on the streets of London, in this highly accomplished German film - from the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]

Spit in my Face (Sülita Mulle Näkku)

Manfred Vainokivi
2023

Chris Simpson - 11-11-2023

A real-life Statler and Waldorf siphoned through tea, vodka, smoking and rye bread charm and horrify viewers in equal measures - filthy documentary premieres in the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Life’s a Bitch (Chiennes de Ville)

Xavier Seron
2023

Paul Risker - 11-11-2023

Absurd Belgian comedy builds its own mini universe full of twisted charm, reminding viewers that life’s a bitch (whether you’re walking on two legs or four) - from the Rebels With a Cause Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Andrea’s Love (El Amor de Andrea)

Manuel Martín Cuenca
2023

Victor Fraga - 11-11-2023

Fifteen-year-old Spanish girl seeks paternal affection, in this quietly moving tale of family secrets and abandonment - live from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Ghosts Cult And Big Brother: Mad On The Final Black Night

Green Geng
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 11-11-2023

Korean film uses explicit sex and exuberant visuals as peculiar gauge if war, without prescribing to Western storytelling - live from the Rebels With a Cause Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

My Freedom (Mana Brīvība)

Ilze Kunga-Melgaile
2023

Chris Simpson - 10-11-2023

A historical drama concerning a Polish-born journalist, politician and prominent voice in the Latvian independence movement of the late 1980s is in the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Great Sertão (Grande Sertão)

Guel Arraes
2023

Jeremy Clarke - 10-11-2023

The relationship between a man and his friend constantly shifts against the backdrop of street gang and army wars - filthy genius Brazilian drama premieres at the Critics' Picks Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Man from Rome (De Man uit Rome)

Jaap van Heusden
2023

Victor Fraga - 10-11-2023

Italian priest investigates a crying Virgin Mary statue in the Netherlands, in the familiar and yet inconclusive battle between faith and science - from the Official Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Dark Paradise (Tume Paradiis)

Triin Ruumet
2023

Paul Risker - 10-11-2023

Beneath the provocation of sex, drink, drugs and violence lies a tender of self-loss - live from the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Test

Ramūnas Cicėnas
2023

Paul Risker - 10-11-2023

Batshit crazy characters make up for the imperfections in Ramūnas Cicėnas's black comedy - from the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Unmoored

Caroline Ingvarsson
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 10-11-2023

Can a seemingly happy and loving marriage survive after the husband has been accused of sexual assault? British indie raises uncomfortable questions at the First Feature Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Mo Mamma

Eeva Mägi
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 09-11-2023

Impressive Estonian feature starts out as a Beckettian horror before turning into something endearing and heartfelt - from the First Feature Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Oxygen Station (Kysneva Stantsiia)

Ivan Tymchenko
2023

Victor Fraga - 09-11-2023

The little-known history of Crimean Tatars is the backbone of this disjoined tale of romance and political dissent - from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Patient#1

Rezo Gigineishvili
2023

Victor Fraga - 09-11-2023

Creepy allegory of Soviet authoritarianism and political delusion is aesthetically and narratively compelling - live from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Vera and the Pleasure of Others (Vera y el Placer de los Otros)

Romina Tamburello
Federico Actis
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 09-11-2023

Argentinian coming-of-age drama features sex scene after sex scene, with a bizarre twist of Jean-Luc Godard thrown in - from the First Feature Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

One Life

James Hawes
2023

Victor Fraga - 08-11-2023

Anthony Hopkins stars as the "British Schindler", a London stockbroker who saved hundreds of Czechoslovakian children from almost certain death at WW2 - on VoD on Monday, April 15th [Read More...]

Another Body

Sophie Compton
Reuben Hamlyn
2023

Paul Risker - 24-10-2023

Vital documentary shares a personal account of being a victim of deepfake pornography - in cinemas on Friday, November 24th [Read More...]

All of Us Strangers

Andrew Haigh
2023

Daniel Theophanous - 16-10-2023

Gentle queer romance descends into elaborate trip down memory lane, as British filmmaker Andrew Haigh blurs the lines between the physical, the imaginary and the supernatural - on VoD on Monday, April 8th [Read More...]

Ferrari

Michael Mann
2023

Nick Kouhi - 14-10-2023

Michael Mann’s first feature film in nearly a decade is fascinated by the significance, both personal and historical, that name carries for its chief figures - in cinemas on Tuesday, December 26th [Read More...]

Coup de Chance

Woody Allen
2023

David Villalmanzo - 11-10-2023

Woody Allen’s first French-language feature is a morality tale about writers, adultery, murder and, of course, chance; while not a masterpiece, his 50th (and most likely last) film is a worthy addition to his extensive filmography [Read More...]

Poor Things

Yorgos Lanthimos
2023

Nick Kouhi - 02-10-2023

Yorgos Lanthimos repackages history with an exquisite singularity as well as a faux-provocative attitude, fearful of pushing audiences to look beyond their own bodies - Golden Lion winner is in cinemas on Friday, January 12th [Read More...]

Close your Eyes (Cerrar los Ojos)

Victor Erice
2023

Victor Fraga - 29-09-2023

Victor Erice returns to filmmaking after a three-decade hiatus, crafting a protracted, moody and profound reflection on memory, cinema and reconnection (with a twist) - On VoD on Monday, June 24th [Read More...]

Hesitation Wound (Tereddüt Çizgisi)

Selman Nacar
2023

Victor Fraga - 04-09-2023

A Turkish lawyer has to contend with a number of moral dilemmas as she defends a vulnerable client, while also grappling with the fate of her vegetative mother - from the 3rd Red Sea International Film Festival [Read More...]

Afire (Roter Himmel)

Christian Petzold
2023

Victor Fraga - 24-08-2023

Christian Petzold's new creation is an inventive and profound meditation on the deceitful machinations of the creative mind - now on all major VoD platforms [Read More...]

Critical Zone (Montagheye Bohrani)

Ali Ahmadzadeh
2023

Victor Fraga - 18-08-2023

Drug dealer offers comfort, redemption and liberation to some of the most vulnerable people of Tehran - ultra-subversive, scream-out-loud Iranian movie wins the Golden Leopard at the 76th Locarno Film Festival; showing at Tallinn Black Nights [Read More...]

Baan

Leoner Teles
2023

Victor Fraga - 08-08-2023

Two tormented young women bond through their afflictions and pains, in this unusually structured Portuguese drama - from the Best of Festivals section of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Stepne

Maryna Vroda
2023

Victor Fraga - 07-08-2023

Ukrainian man returns to his precarious countryside village in order to tend his sick mother, in this beautiful yet monotonous riff on departure - from the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Do not Expect too Much from the End of the World (Nu Astepta Prea Mult de la Sfârsitul Lumii)

Radu Jude
2023

Victor Fraga - 05-08-2023

Raju Jude presents his unsightly, messy and completely bonkers new movie, a caustic satire of a Romania intoxicated by film wizardry - in cinemas on Friday, March 6th [Read More...]

Kokomo City

D. Smith
2023

Daniel Theophanous - 02-08-2023

Fresh, frank and unapologetic documentary about four trans women was directed by a trans music-producer-turned-filmmaker struggling to make ends meet - on VoD on Monday, September 11th [Read More...]

Tiger Stripes

Amanda Nell Eu
2023

Victor Fraga - 26-06-2023

Completely bonkers, female-made Asian horror about schoolgirl slowly morphing into a tiger neither scares nor astounds viewers - in cinemas on Friday, May 17th. [Read More...]

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

Anna Hints
2023

Victor Fraga - 24-06-2023

Estonian women tell their life stories, share their joys and pains, purge their demons, and make peace with themselves inside a tiny, steamy sauna - on VoD on Monday, January 8th [Read More...]

La Chimera

Alice Rohrwacher
2023

Victor Fraga - 29-05-2023

Italian director becomes increasingly recognised for her idiosyncratic style, now moving further away from poetic territory into quirky zone - on VoD on Monday, June 24th [Read More...]

The Old Oak

Ken Loach
2023

Victor Fraga - 26-05-2023

Ken Loach's portrayal of poverty, xenophobia and failed refugee integration in Northern England is authentic and captivating; he gets to the roots of racism without condoning it - in cinemas on Friday, September 29th [Read More...]

Perfect Days

Wim Wenders
2023

Victor Fraga - 25-05-2023

Wim Wenders returns to what he does best with this observational and meditative drama about a toilet cleaner forging ahead his lonely routine in Tokyo - in cinemas on Friday, February 23rd [Read More...]

The Taste of Things/ aka The Pot-au-Feu (La Passion de Dodin Bouffant)

Tran Anh Hung
2023

Victor Fraga - 24-05-2023

A cook and her boss savour an intense romance for more than 20 years, in this slow-cooked culinary drama from France/Belgium (featuring a delectable Juliette Binoche) - on various VoD platforms on Monday, May 27th [Read More...]

Kidnapped (Rapito)

Marco Bellochio
2023

Victor Fraga - 24-05-2023

In mid-19th century Italy, a six-year-old Jew is forcibly converted into Catholicism - Marco Bellochio's insightful historical drama is on VoD on Monday, June 24th [Read More...]

Fallen Leaves (Kuolleet Lehdet)

Aki Kaurismäki
2023

Victor Fraga - 23-05-2023

A romcom on benzodiazepines? Aki Kaurismäki's latest film is romantic, lethargic and delightful to watch - in cinemas on Friday, December 1st [Read More...]

May December

Todd Haynes
2023

Victor Fraga - 23-05-2023

Overconfident in its dramatic and subversive abilities, Todd Haynes new film is but an average story of love outside the traditional American family - from the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival/ in cinemas on Friday, November 17th [Read More...]

Anatomy of a Fall (Anatomie d’une Chute)

Justine Triet
2023

Victor Fraga - 22-05-2023

Impressive courtroom drama starring a dazzling Sandra Hüller mercilessly dissects a complex female character, while also keeping audiences thoroughly immersed - on VoD on Tuesday, January 9th [Read More...]

The Zone of Interest

Jonathan Glazer
2023

Victor Fraga - 22-05-2023

Officer in charge of Auschwitz attempts forge a normal existence with his wife and children, in the most human, palpable and - precisely for those reasons - affecting representation of Nazis that you will probably ever see; Jonathan Glazer's astounding new drama is in cinemas on Friday, February 2nd [Read More...]

20,000 Species of Bees (20,000 Especies de Abejas)

Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren
2023

Victor Fraga - 22-02-2023

Eight-year-old transgender girl seeks acceptance from her family of Basque beekeepers, in this award winning, tender and warm debut feature - on various VoD platforms on Monday, March 18th [Read More...]

Ingeborg Bachmann – Journey into the Desert (Ingeborg Bachmann – Reise in die Wueste)

Margarethe von Trotta
2023

Victor Fraga - 20-02-2023

Austrian poet releases herself from the shackles of marriage as she grapples with multiple loves - Margarethe von Trotta presents her gentle new biopic (starring Vicky Krieps) at the 73th Berlin International Film Festival (and then at Tallinn Black Nights) [Read More...]

January

Andrey Paounov
2023

Victor Fraga - 26-01-2023

Two men and a bird are trapped within the confines of a remote rural house, in this highly elliptical, meditative Bulgarian film dotted with folklore references - exquisite winter treat is in cinemas on Friday, January 27th [Read More...]

Lovable (Milulis)

Staņislavs Tokalovs
2022

Paul Risker - 28-11-2022

A man’s conscience is stirred by a nine-year-old orphan in a technically bold and captivating Latvian drama (despite the absence of a sympathetic lead) - from the Baltic Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Upon Entry

Alejandro Rojas, Juan Sebastián Vásquez
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 27-11-2022

US border officers put young Spanish woman and her Venezuelan partner through the wringer, in a deeply dehumanising interrogation procedure - dirty gem shows at REC, Tarragona International Film Festival [Read More...]

Amar Colony

Siddharth Chauhan
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 27-11-2022

A tale of repressed eroticism unfolds between the tenants of a dilapidated apartment in this strikingly original Indian debut – from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Rebelión

José Luis Rugeles
2022

Paul Risker - 27-11-2022

Biopic of celebrated Columbian singer and songwriter Joe Arroyo uses fiction in order to get close to the captivating truth behind the man - from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Suna (Suna Kahevahel)

Çigdem Sezgin
2022

Jeremy Clarke - 27-11-2022

A 50-year-old woman finds herself in conflict with conservative values when she moves in with a widower - astonishing Turkish drama premieres at the brand new Critics' Picks strand of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

A Letter from Helga (Svar við bréfi Helgu)

Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir
2022

- 27-11-2022

Love burns red hot smoke in this strangely charming depiction of romance from the 1940s - in the Baltic Competition from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Other Child

Kim Jin-young
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 27-11-2022

Supernatural horror from South Korea blends Christian faith with the disappearance of a disabled child, but the outcome is mostly messy and convoluted – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Double Life (Topeltelu)

Enen Yo
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 27-11-2022

A solitary wife yearns for the affection of a man she has hired to impersonate her husband - minimalistic Japanese film premieres at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Typist Artist Pirate King

Carol Morley
2022

Jeremy Clarke - 27-11-2022

Psychiatric nurse drives an artist with mental health issues from London to an open entry exhibition in the North – dirty gem of a British road movie is on VoD on Friday, December 8th [Read More...]

The Rise & Fall Of Comrade Zylo (Shkelqimi Dhe Renia E Shokut Zylo)

Fatmir Koçi
2022

Jeremy Clarke - 26-11-2022

The career of an Eastern Bloc, State Socialist bureaucrat is seen through the eyes of his hapless, self-doubting speechwriter – premieres in the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Unbalanced (Zošalieť)

Zuzana Piussi
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 26-11-2022

Nadia's dream home turns into a nightmare after a neighbour from hell pushes her over the edge - Slovakian blend of comedy and horror premieres at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Coffee Table (La mesita del comedor)

Caye Casas
2022

Paul Risker - 26-11-2022

A couple disagree about purchasing a table in this wickedly funny and f***ed up dirty gem of a black comedy from Spain - at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

Jailbird

Andrea Magnani
2022

Eoghan Lyng - 26-11-2022

Can we escape our inner turmoils? Giancarlo aches to goes back to the prison cells that nurtured him, but the cost of his return could be too dear - Italo-Ukrainian film premieres at the Official Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Wastetown (Shahere Khamoush)

Ahmad Bahrami
2022

Victor Fraga - 25-11-2022

Iranian filmmaker delivers magnificent piece of black and white, slow cinema about a mother released from prison and desperate to be reunited with her son - from the Official Competition at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Punch

Welby Ings
2022

Victoria Luxford - 25-11-2022

New Zealand drama blends boxing with gay romance, in a story that hits viewers right in the face - from the First Feature Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Accident (O Acidente)

Bruno Carboni
2022

Victoria Luxford - 25-11-2022

Inspired by a true "accident", this debut Brazilian feature delves straight into challenging subject matter, grabbing you from the very beginning of a story that grows into a compelling moral maze - from the First Feature Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Ginji the Speculator

Ryuichi Mino
2022

Victor Fraga - 25-11-2022

A noble child vegetable seller grows up to become a powerful and sly trader at the rice exchange, in 18th century Japan - cutesy fable is in Offical Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Cold as Marble (Mermer Soyugu)

Asif Rustamov
2022

Victor Fraga - 25-11-2022

A ruthless father is released from prison only to torment his adult son's life, in this quietly disturbing psychosexual drama from Azerbaijan - from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

About Us But Not About Us

Jun Robles Lana
2022

Jeremy Clarke - 25-11-2022

When a gay academic takes a student out to lunch, their discussion at table opens up several cans of worms – Filipino drama premieres in the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Plastic Symphony (Plastiksümfoonia)

Juraj Lehotský
2022

Paul Risker - 25-11-2022

A cellist plays Beethoven beneath a plastic sheet on the streets of Vienna, in a cinematic marvel of simplicity with an emotional punch - from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

January

Viesturs Kairišs
2022

John McDonald - 25-11-2022

Young Latvian filmmaker uses his camera as a weapon of resistance against Soviet occupiers, in this sombre lover letter to the art of cinema - from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Chambermaid (Sluzka)

Mariana Čengel Solčanská
2022

Jeremy Clarke - 24-11-2022

A chambermaid in a wealthy German household pre-WW1 Prague falls into a lesbian relationship with the daughter who is roughly her own age – period drama premieres in the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Three Thousand Numbered Pieces (Haromezer Szamozott Darab)

Ádám Császi
2022

Victoria Luxford - 24-11-2022

Theatre director and Roma actors discuss their traumatic life, in this ambitious play-within-a film story - Hungarian drama premieres at the Rebel with a Cause strand of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Job Interview (Entrevista Laboral)

Carlos Osuna
2022

Victoria Luxford - 24-11-2022

Experimental to the extreme, this dirty gem from Colombia portrays a young rapper and the impressive urban landscape that surrounds him - from the Rebel with a Cause strand of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Lucky Girl

Marysia Nikitiuk
2022

Paul Risker - 24-11-2022

A shock diagnosis for a cruel media celebrity seduces the cold and distant audience to feel empathy, in an emotionally impactful survivalist nightmare - German Ukrainian film is in the Official Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

Wake Me (Zbudi Me)

Marko Šantić
2022

Jeremy Clarke - 24-11-2022

A man suffering memory loss tries to reconnect with his past, which looks to hold some unpleasant home truths – Croatian/Serbian/Slovenian co-production premieres in the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

And Yet We Were All Blind (Toi Non Plus Tu n’As Rien Vu)

Beatrice Pollet
2022

Victor Fraga - 23-11-2022

French courtroom drama investigates a very little known tragedy that befalls a small yet very real number of women and their families: pregnancy denial - from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Servus Papa, See You in Hell

Christopher Roth
2022

Eoghan Lyng - 23-11-2022

Imagine growing up in a place where sex is allowed, but love forbidden? Well, there was once a commune in Vienna where just that happened... in the Official Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

A Childless Village (Sonsuz)

Reza Jamali
2022

Jeremy Clarke - 23-11-2022

The village’s documentary filmmaker returns to the subject of local infertility for which the village’s women beat him up two decades earlier – gentle Iranian comedy shows at the 2nd Rea Sea International Film Festival [Read More...]

Night (Natt)

Mona J. Hoel
2022

Victor Fraga - 23-11-2022

A horrible disease befalls the mother of two small children, sending her on a quest to get a divorce before she dies - extremely clumsy Norwegian drama premieres at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Solastalgia

Marina Hufnagel
2022

Paul Risker - 23-11-2022

Reality and fiction merge in a captivating experimental work about humanity’s fast expiring choice to preserve a future – German docufiction premieres from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

Call Of God (Kõne Taevast)

Kim Ki-duk
2022

Jeremy Clarke - 23-11-2022

The romantic adventure of a woman in a black and white dream state is the final film of late Kim Ki-duk, the bad boy of South Korean cinema – live from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

In The Morning Of La Petite Mort

Wang Yu-Lin
2021

Jeremy Clarke - 23-11-2022

The urban lives of a beautiful young prostitute, a homeless food delivery boy, a Filipino cleaning lady and a building superintendent meet and transform each other – Taiwanese drama premieres in the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Remember to Blink

Austėja Urbaitė
2022

John McDonald - 23-11-2022

French couple adopts two Lithuanian children, in a multilayered and clever psychodrama packed with an explosion of emotions - from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Man Without Guilt

Ivan Gergolet
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 22-11-2022

A hospital cleaner becomes the caretaker of the man who once destroyed her life - moving tale of forgiveness premieres at the First Feature Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

Aurora’s Sunrise

Inna Sahakyan
2022

John McDonald - 22-11-2022

Filthy genius documentary offers very some harrowing and compelling insight into the Armenian Genocide of 1915, and it's on animation - from the 31st Raindance Film Festival [Read More...]

Piece of my Heart

Dana Nechushtan
2022

Victor Fraga - 22-11-2022

Friendship between two ballerinas is repeatedly tested by competition, invidiousness, strenuous dance routines and a lot of drugs - impressive Dutch drama premieres at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Pensive

Jonas Trukanas
2022

Eoghan Lyng - 22-11-2022

Billed as the first slasher to come from Lithuania, this greasy movie is a visually inventive foray into a well-worn genre - from the Baltic Competitio at 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Hatcher (Matecznik)

Grzegorz Mołda
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 22-11-2022

A young man grows under the authoritarian gaze of a severe mother-figure in a secluded flat – Polish parable premieres at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

578 Magnum (578: Phat Dan Cua Ke Dien)

Dung Luong Dinh
2022

Victor Fraga - 22-11-2022

Extremely formulaic action thriller from Vietnam adds absolutely nothing new to the well-worn genre - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Kalev

Ove Musting
2022

John McDonald - 22-11-2022

Estonian film tells the the true story of KK Kalev, the basketball team that won the 1990-91 USSR league, in a resounding victory against communism - sports drama premieres at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Everybody Wants To Be Loved (Alle Wollen Geliebt Werden)

Katharina Woll
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 22-11-2022

Immature family members take advantage of a mother with a giant heart; German dramedy has touching performances, as well as the ability to portray domestic life with naturalism – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

River of Desire

Sergio Machado
2022

Victor Fraga - 21-11-2022

Three brothers living on a riverside Amazon town become romantically involved with the same woman - spectacularly Brazilian drama oozing swagger and sensuality premieres at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Other Widow

Ma'ayan Rypp
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 21-11-2022

Israeli blend of comedy and drama offers a refreshing take on grief from the perspective of the mistress – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On (Nje Kafe Dhe Kepuce te Reja Veshur)

Gentian Koci
2022

Victor Fraga - 21-11-2022

Deaf identical twin brothers are suddenly afflicted with a shocking disease - extremely tragic and quietly innovative Albanian co-production premieres at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Bone Breakers (Spaccaossa)

Vincenzo Pirrotta
2022

Jeremy Clarke - 21-11-2022

A gang of criminals in Palermo runs an insurance fraud operation involving the breaking of people’s bones – Italian film inspired by real facts premieres at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Roxy (Roxy)

Dito Tsintsadze
2022

Jeremy Clarke - 21-11-2022

When a taxi driver’s latest clients retain his services, both end up getting much more than they bargained for – premieres at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Parade (Paraad)

Titas Laucius
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 21-11-2022

Family comedy from Lithuania has a very interesting premise, and a brand of humour edging on the parodic - from the First Feature Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Ducks – An Urban Legend

Shahar Rozen
2022

Victor Fraga - 20-11-2022

Dark romcom from Israel sets out to mock societal paradigms, but instead slips up into tedious platitudes - from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Klokkenluider

Neil Maskell
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 20-11-2022

Awkward guests mingle in a claustrophobic Belgian holiday home - dark British comedy with a vital political message shows in the First feature Competition of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

The Fox (Der Fuchs)

Adrian Goiginer
2022

Victor Fraga - 20-11-2022

The incredible real story of the unyielding friendship between an Austrian soldier and a fox during World War II is profound, inspiring and heart-wrenching - in the Official Competition at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Conversations On Hatred (Conversaciones Sobre El Odio)

Vera Fogwill, Diego Martinez
2022

Jeremy Clarke - 20-11-2022

There’s a great deal of bad blood between two ageing actresses when they meet in the apartment of one of them – Spanish Argentinean film that should have been a play premieres the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Land Within (Osa Mullast)

Fisnik Maxville
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 20-11-2022

The excavation of a mass grave triggers the resurfacing of the past, in this deeply moving tale of impossible love, of yearning for a homeland tarnished by memories of war - Swiss Kosovar production shows at the Raindance Film Festival [Read More...]

The Good Person

Eitan Anner
2002

Jeremy Clarke - 20-11-2022

Against her better judgement, a film producer on the lam agrees to produce a film about King Saul for a former movie-star-turned-rabbi planning a comeback – stylish Israeli drama premieres the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Young Arsonists

Sheila Pye
2022

Jeremy Clarke - 19-11-2022

Four teenage girls spend the summer in the abandoned house where one of them used to live with their family - Canadian drama with a genuine vision, albeit unfocused, premieres at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Pelican

Filip Heraković
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 19-11-2022

Absurdist Croatian film with a unique sense of humour features a depressed goalkeeper desperate to change his ways after a ski accident – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

Driving Mum (Á Ferð með Mömmu)

Hilmar Oddsson
2022

Victor Fraga - 19-11-2022

Middle-aged loner drives his mother's corpse to her desired resting place, encountering curious characters and ghosts of the past along his journey - exquisite Icelandic drama with flavours of Bergman is in cinemas on Friday, March 1st [Read More...]

Amusia

Marescotti Rupoli
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 19-11-2022

Dramedy from Italy has an interesting premise, however it remains too focused on the grandeur of its aesthetics in order to convey a meaningful tale of love – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

Hit Big (Hertki Lyo)

Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää
2022

Victor Fraga - 19-11-2022

Three Finnish lowlifes move to the Spanish coast in order enjoy the sun, cheap alcohol and thrills, and end up embarking on a criminal life - blend of comedy and crime caper premieres at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Punishment (El Castigo)

Matias Bize
2022

Victor Fraga - 19-11-2022

Young couple have an emotional catharsis as their seven-year-old child goes missing in the woods - very simple and effective Chilean Argentinean drama premieres at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Bungalow

Lawrence Cote-Collins
2022

Victor Fraga - 18-11-2022

Young couple buys a house with conducting an inspection, only to find out that it is falling into disrepair, much like their very own relationship - charming French Canadian comedy premieres at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Poet (Poetas)

Giedrius Tamoševičiu, Vytautas V. Landsbergis
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 18-11-2022

This gorgeous historical drama set in Stalinist times does not shy away from tarnishing the often-times misguided faith in art and in the creative individual – Lithuanian film premieres at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Tallinn 2022 Kids Animation Programme – part 3

Marion Jamaults, Sonia Gerbeaud, Guilia Martinell, Jan Gaderman/Sebastian Gadow and Marina Rosset
2022

Jeremy Clarke - 18-11-2022

The final programme of this year’s kids animation shorts at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival contains a selection of five stirring little films [Read More...]

Tallinn 2022 Kids Animation Programme – part 2

Timon Leder, Piret Sigus/Silja Saarepuu, Brunella De Cola, Jelena Droz and Isabelle Favez
2021-2

Jeremy Clarke - 18-11-2022

Read Jeremy Clarke's take on the second of three programmes of this year’s impressive kids animation shorts at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Tallinn 2022 Kids Animation Programme – part 1

Britt Raes, Isabelle Favez and Marita Mayer
2021-2

Jeremy Clarke - 18-11-2022

The first of three programmes of this year’s kids animation shorts boasts a stronger selection than you might expect – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Storm

Erika Calmeyer
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 18-11-2022

An impressive, slick and well-produced Norwegian debut film which sadly becomes nothing more than the sum of its parts – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

Sashenka

Olexandr Zhovna
2022

Victor Fraga - 18-11-2022

Ukraine presents a very twisted horror tale with a Norman Bates type of protagonist grappling with tragic motherhood, failed masculinity, disability and... erm... cross dressing - from the Official Competition at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Until the Branches Bend

Sophie Jarvis
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 17-11-2022

A minimalist and intimate Canadian debut that sets up an ambitious critique of contemporary life under capitalism – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

Theo: A Conversation With Honesty (Theo: Eine Konversation mit der Ehrlichkeit)

Damien Hauser
2022

Victor Fraga - 17-11-2022

The lives of two teens are turned upside down after a brief and extremely awkward sexual encounter, in clever Swiss film raising questions about the nature of consent - from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Ann

Ciaran Creagh
2022

Victor Fraga - 17-11-2022

Irish teen pregnancy misery fest will keep you wincing and writhing for almost the entire duration of the film, but the pain will go away as soon as the movie is finished - live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Perfect Number (Liczba doskonała)

Krzysztof Zanussi
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 17-11-2022

A touching confessional film from a veteran Polish filmmaker whose life-long obsession has been the exploration of science, vocation and personal relationships – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Festival [Read More...]

Stiekyt

Etienne Fourie
2022

Victor Fraga - 16-11-2022

Straight-actor-turned-drag-queen has to juggle his failed marriage and financial woes with his new job and flamboyant colleagues, before embarking on a bizarre murder spree - from the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Sanaa

Sudhanshu Saria
2022

Victor Fraga - 16-11-2022

Unwanted pregnancy shakes the life of a single female professional in India to the core, as her country grapples to reconcile modernity and tradition - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

EO (IO)

Jerzy Skolimowski
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 16-11-2022

This poetic and strikingly beautiful return to form from Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski is also a deeply personal and desperate plea for animal rights - on VoD on Monday, April 24th [Read More...]

Elusive Landscapes (Neidsaare hoo peal)

Sulev Keedus
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 16-11-2022

An abstract documentary from Estonia which will test viewers' patience but which offers rewarding moments if one is willing to let go - live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

World War III

Houman Seyedi
2022

Houman Seyedi - 15-11-2022

Clunky Iranian dramedy about filmmaking, a very strange Hitler and a deaf woman fails to enrapture and captivate viewers, instead slipping into dippiness - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Six Weeks (Hat hét)

Noémi Veronika Szakonyi
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 15-11-2022

Touching social realist film from Hungary follows the existential questioning of a teenage girl as she gives up her baby for adoption – live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Why on Earth

Katia Cleary
2022

Victor Fraga - 15-11-2022

Though the imperial glasses: well-meaning documentary about animal cruelty and endangered species presents the US as trailblazer in conservationism - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

A Taste of Whale

Vincent Kelner
2022

Victor Fraga - 14-11-2022

The clash between Faroese whale hunters and animal rights activists poison the waters and the global reputation of the charming self-governing nation of the North Atlantic - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Suro

Mikel Gurrea
2022

Charles Williams - 24-09-2022

This rural story of an ill-advised return to nature and Catalan homesteading is invigorated the exploration of zeitgeist-relevant themes - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Alcarras

Carla Simon
2022

Victor Fraga - 23-09-2022

A family of Catalonian farmers scrabble to find a purpose in their existence as they face imminent eviction - moving tribute to rural traditions is now on Mubi and Amazon Prime [Read More...]

Motherhood (La Maternal)

Pilar Palomero
2022

Victor Fraga - 21-09-2022

Motherhood isn't a quite a walk in the park for a 14-year-old living in a shelter in Barcelona - honest drama shows at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

One Fine Morning (Un Beau Matin)

Mia Hansen-Løve
2022

Victor Fraga - 19-09-2022

Mia Hansen-Løve's tale of a young widow, her married love and and her ailing father is bursting with humanity and sensibility - now available on VoD [Read More...]

Sparta

Ulrich Seidl
2022

Victor Fraga - 18-09-2022

Austria's enfant terrible Ulrich Seidl punched San Sebastian in the stomach earlier this year with a depiction of paedophilia that's tender and grotesque in equal measures; his latest masterpiece is now at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

My Neighbor Adolf

Leonid Prudovsky
2022

John Bleasdale - 08-08-2022

Offensive in its inoffensiveness, awkward comedy about a Holocaust survivor in Colombia and his strange new neighbour fails to impress one of our writers - showing at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Generation of Evil (Piktuju Karta)

Emilis Velyvis
2021

Charles Williams - 31-12-2021

Lithuanian thriller about deeply flawed police commissioner is fun, pacy and unexpectedly pleasant to watch - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

An American Prayer

Nusrat Durrani
2021

Victor Fraga - 20-12-2021

The American dreams morphs into a nightmare, hallucination or mere "bullshit", as marginalised citizens recall their experience - heartfelt doc premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Belfast

Kenneth Branagh
2021

Victor Fraga - 29-11-2021

Kenneth Branagh remembers the Troubles and the pain of departing from his birth city at the age of just nine, in this lukewarm childhood memoir - now available on various platforms [Read More...]

Quake (Rappumine)

2021
 

Paul Risker - 28-11-2021

Engaging Icelandic mystery-drama about a fearful yet resilient woman strikes beats of positivity and inspiration - from the Current Waves section of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The King of all the World (El Rey de todo el Mundo)

Carlos Saura
2021

Victor Fraga - 27-11-2021

Octogenarian filmmaker and DOP join forces in order to create a film exuding youth, while also paying tribute to Spanish/Mexican music and dance - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Killing the Eunuch Khan

Abed Abest
2021

Paul Risker - 27-11-2021

The seductive aesthetic of a nightmarish vision fails to engage with ideas and themes - rudderless Iranian film plays in the Official Competition section of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Wait (Odotus)

Aku Louhimies
2021

Victor Fraga - 27-11-2021

Slow and straightforward drama set during Finnish summer meditates on love, betrayal and brutal honesty - from the 25th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Wedding Day (Wesele)

Wojciech Smarzowski
2021

Paul Risker - 26-11-2021

Humorous beats of debauchery at a wedding offsets the visceral memories of ethnic cleansing in Poland - plays in the Official Competition section of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, running from 12-28th November. [Read More...]

Big Night

Jun Robles Lana
2021

Victor Fraga - 26-11-2021

One of the Philippines' most prolific and audacious directors takes aim at Rodrigo Duterte's catastrophic war on drugs with a very fast-paced comedy - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Zuhal

Nazli Elif Durlu
2021

Redmond Bacon - 26-11-2021

Turkish comedy with shades of Murakami uses a lost cat to explore contemporary Turkish society — live from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival! [Read More...]

Make the Devil Laugh

Ryiuchi Mino
2021

Victor Fraga - 26-11-2021

Modern, heart-wrenching samurai fable exposes a ruthless and deeply xenophobic Japanese society driven by greed - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Alice, Through the Looking: À la recherche d’un lapin perdu (In Search of a Lost Rabbit)

Adam Donen
2021

Redmond Bacon - 25-11-2021

British cinema gets an injection of French philosophy in this bizarre, meandering, metafictional post-Brexit extravaganza [Read More...]

Her Way (Une femme du monde)

Cécile Ducrocq
2021

Redmond Bacon - 25-11-2021

Veteran theatre, TV and film actress Laure Calamy is finely directed in this powerful debut film exploring the cross-border German-French sex work industry - live from Tallinn! [Read More...]

Feature Film About Life (Ilgo metro filmas apie gyvenimą)

Dovilė Šarutytė
2021

Redmond Bacon - 25-11-2021

A young woman is suddenly thrust into adulthood in this bittersweet reflection on life and death - expanding the auto-fiction form in novel ways. [Read More...]

The Red Tree (El árbol rojo)

Joan Gómez Endara
2021

Redmond Bacon - 25-11-2021

This Colombian road trip is both an exploration of nation and character, a modest yet touching drama — live from Tallinn Film Festival! [Read More...]

Zeria

Harry Cleven
2021

Victor Fraga - 25-11-2021

The first human being born in Mars returns to Earth in order to meet his grandfather, in this expressionist Belgian sci-fi - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Dear Thomas (Lieber Thomas)

Andreas Kleinert
2021

Victor Fraga - 25-11-2021

Biopic of East German writer and filmmaker Thomas Brach reveals a deeply subversive artist who finds comfort on neither side of the Wall - from the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Immersion (Inmersión)

Nicolás Postiglione
2021

Redmond Bacon - 23-11-2021

This Chilean drama is the kind of well-made thriller that makes you think while you squirm — live from Tallinn Film Festival. [Read More...]

Dozens of Norths (Ikuta no Kita)

Koji Yamamura
2021

Redmond Bacon - 23-11-2021

The long-awaited first feature from a legend of Japanese animation, this trip through the darkest places on earth more than meets expectation. [Read More...]

The Shape of Things to Come (Tiempos Futuros)

V Checa
2021

Victor Fraga - 23-11-2021

A man and his son are hell-bent on bringing rain to the dry and dusty capital of Peru, in this contemporary sci-fi drama - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Fest [Read More...]

A Place Called Dignity (Un Lugar Llamado Dignidad)

Matias Rojas Valencia
2021

Victor Fraga - 23-11-2021

Child abuse, torture, Nazism and religious mortification come together to horrifying results, in this shockingly powerful Chilean film based on real events - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Memoria

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
2021

Redmond Bacon - 23-11-2021

One of the 21st century's greatest directors returns with, unsurprisingly, another masterful work of slow cinema - now on various VoD platforms [Read More...]

The Score

Malachi Smyth
2021

Redmond Bacon - 22-11-2021

Watching this film is like being promised a gourmet steak but the food arrives late and straight out of the microwave. [Read More...]

Blind Love

Damian Hauser
2021

Redmond Bacon - 22-11-2021

This impressive Kenyan debut explores magic and alcoholism in fascinating ways — straight from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

Songs for a Fox (Dainos Lapei)

Kristijonas Vildžiūnas
2021

Victor Fraga - 22-11-2021

Lithuanian fantasy drama investigates the power of dreams; sadly the outcome is soporific rather than oneiric - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Life Suits Me Well (La vie me va bien)

Al Hadi Ulad-Mohand
2021

Redmond Bacon - 22-11-2021

A touching portrait of mental deterioration and its effect on family in 1990s Morocco. Live from the Tallinn Film Festival! [Read More...]

No Looking Back

Kirill Sokolov
2021

Victor Fraga - 22-11-2021

Mother and grandmother fight over a child with all weapons available, in this blood-soaked slapstick comedy from Russia - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Herd Immunity

Adilkhan Yerzhanov
2021

Paul Risker - 22-11-2021

Drinking from the same well as French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville, Kazakh director creates an invigorating gangster picture - from the Official Competition section of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Other Cannibals (Altri Cannibali)

Francesco Sossai
2021

Redmond Bacon - 21-11-2021

The spirit of Ben Wheatley is transplanted to South Tyrol in this effective horror-comedy blend - live from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

Other People (Inni ludzie)

Aleksandra Terpińska
2021

Redmond Bacon - 21-11-2021

A panoramic portrait of Polish life is provided in this epic hip-hop opera, showing off the storytelling possibilities of the rap form. [Read More...]

The List of Those Who Love Me (Beni Sevenler Listesi)

Emre Erdogdu
2021

Victor Fraga - 21-11-2021

As his business deteriorates, a high-end drug dealer is forced to seek new suppliers and grapple with a string of louche characters - Turkish tribute to Scorsese and the Nouvelle Vague premieres at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Precious Ivie (Ivie wie Ivie)

Sarah Blaßkewietz
2021

Redmond Bacon - 21-11-2021

The Afro-German experience is captured with great sensitivity in this must-watch drama debut — live from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

The Gentiles (Las Gentiles)

Santi Amodeo
2021

Victor Fraga - 21-11-2021

Two Spanish girls contemplate a suicide pact as they grapple with the malaises of adolescence, in this tender and realistic drama - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Who is Sleeping in Silver Grey (Bai tian zong shi tai guo man cahng)

Liao Zihao
2021

Redmond Bacon - 20-11-2021

Beautiful yet baffling, this Chinese arthouse film is a transportive yet frustrating experience — live from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival! [Read More...]

Troubled Minds (Nemierīgie prāti)

Raitis and Lauris Abele
2021

Redmond Bacon - 20-11-2021

Two brothers bristle against in each other in both life and work in this searching yet surprisingly touching art-world satire. [Read More...]

Captain Volkonogov Escaped

Natasha Merkulova, Alexey Chupov
2021

Victor Fraga - 20-11-2021

Defector of Stalin's barbaric secret police seeks forgiveness from the family members of the people he executed, in this very bizarre political fable - live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

A Vanishing Fog (Entre la Niebla)

Augusto Sandino
2021

Victor Fraga - 20-11-2021

Father and son cling to their misty and mystical land despite the constant menace from outsiders - strangely beautiful Colombian film premieres at Tallinn [Read More...]

Mukagali

Bolat Kalymbetov
2021

Victor Fraga - 20-11-2021

Biopic of one of Kazakhstan's greatest poets is imbued with sadness, lyricism and stunning imagery - live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Dark Heart of the Forest (Le coeur noir des forêts

Serge Mirzabekiantz
2021

Redmond Bacon - 20-11-2021

The woods is a breeding ground for new potential in this moody Belgian drama — live from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

Tenzin

Michael LeBlanc, Joshua Reichmann
2021

Redmond Bacon - 19-11-2021

A character study of a Tibetan exile in Canada is rich in philosophy while ultimately lacking a sense of dramatic conviction. [Read More...]

Occupation (Okupace)

Michal Nohejl
2021

Redmond Bacon - 18-11-2021

Czechoslovakian-Soviet relations are bitterly investigated in this taut black comedy thriller — live from Tallinn Film Festival. [Read More...]

The Radio Amateur (El radioaficionado)

Iker Elorrieta
2021

Redmond Bacon - 18-11-2021

A man with autism finds his mental difficulties come under great strain in this touching seaside drama from the Basque region. [Read More...]

What Went Wrong (Que Hicimos Mal)

Liliana Torres
2021

Victor Fraga - 18-11-2021

Filmmaker seek to reconcile with her past dalliances in this highly confessional and inventive blend of fiction and documentary - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Perpetuity

György Pálfi
2021

Victor Fraga - 18-11-2021

Post-apocalyptic Hungarian drama set in a near-future reveals a Europe plagued with violence, and devoid of hope and solidarity - from the Tallinn Black Night Film Festival [Read More...]

Animals

Nabil Ben Yadir
2021

Victor Fraga - 18-11-2021

Homophobia reveals its ferocious and bestial face, in this punch-in-the-face Belgian real-life drama that will stay with you for a long time - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Nr 10

Alex van Warmerdam
2021

Victor Fraga - 17-11-2021

A frustrated actor has more secrets in store than anyone could have anticipated, in this very bizarre and bewitching Dutch-Belgian production - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Cloud & The Man (Manikbabur Megh)

Abhinandan Banerjee
2021

Redmond Bacon - 17-11-2021

This whimsical Indian tale explores man's desire to break free from everyday monotony in surprising and strange ways. [Read More...]

Yanagawa

Zhang Lu
2021

Victor Fraga - 17-11-2021

Chinese and Japanese sensibilities blend seamlessly, in this quiet and lyrical drama set in Yoko Ono's birth place - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Aloners

Hong Sung-eun
2021

Nathan Sartain - 08-11-2021

A loner reconsiders her attitude towards life after a number of sobering events - on Mubi on Monday, July 11th [Read More...]

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Michael Showalter
2021

Victor Fraga - 23-09-2021

Biopic of gay-friendly and subversive televangelistic fallen from grace reveals a woman defined by faith, wealth and controversies - on various VoD platforms on Friday, May 6th [Read More...]

Jane by Charlotte (Jane par Charlotte)

Charlotte Gainsbourg
2021

Victor Fraga - 18-09-2021

Charlotte Gainsbourg gets behind the camera in order to capture her iconic mother in her most tender and yet lonely moments - from the 25th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

All Eyes Off Me (Mishehu Yohav Mishehu)

Hadas Ben Aroya
2021

Redmond Bacon - 04-03-2021

A fascinating portrait of Israeli youth, the film splits into three distinct parts to cleverly bring into question the power of sexual liberation - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Brother’s Keeper (Okul Tıraşı)

Ferit Karahan
2021

Redmond Bacon - 02-03-2021

A boarding school turns into a type of colonial prison in this tastefully told East Turkey-set moral fable - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Last Forest (A Última Floresta)

Luiz Bolognesi
2021

Arun A. K. - 01-03-2021

The ancient Yanomami people live in harmony and balance with the environment, but their very existence is once again under threat thanks to Bolsonaro's murderous regime - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Dawn (Zora)

Dalibor Matanić
2020

Paul Risker - 29-11-2020

This Croatian dystopia set in a small village will haunt audiences long after its last image – from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Stars Await Us

Dalei Zhang
2019

Redmond Bacon - 28-11-2020

A Chinese man in Siberia searches for his long-lost girlfriend in this slow, epic drama — live from Tallinn [Read More...]

A Distant Place (Jeong-mal Meon Got)

Park Kun-young
2020

Victor Fraga - 28-11-2020

Far away from bigotry: a gay couple seeks to build a peaceful family life in rural Korea, but their journey isn't as smooth as they anticipated - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Tooman

Morteza Farshbaf
2020

Victor Fraga - 27-11-2020

A bet gone wrong: "Scorsese-inspired" Iranian movie about gambling is so protracted and repetitive that it's barely watchable - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Thread of Return (Hilo de Retorno)

Erwin Goggel
2020

Victor Fraga - 26-11-2020

A quiet and reticent teen returns to her tragic and painful roots, in Colombian film bursting with authenticity and a peculiar vintage feel - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Final Report (Zarojelentes)

Istvan Szabo
2020

Victor Fraga - 26-11-2020

The heart's filthy lesson: a cardiologist returns to his hometown after his hospital is shut, but the locals aren't all nice and well-meaning - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Love Song 1980

Mei Feng
2020

Paul Risker - 25-11-2020

A man and a woman fall in love and become inseparable, in a Chinese movie that feels just too literary for its cinematic broad-brush - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Armugan

Jo Sol
2020

Victor Fraga - 25-11-2020

A Spanish "finisher" helps people to depart from this world, in poetic movie raising philosophical and ethical questions about life and death - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Baby

Juanma Bajo Ulloa
2020

Victor Fraga - 25-11-2020

Heroin addict sells her baby to eccentric lesbians living on a mountain, in this dirty and entirely dialogue-free fantasy movie from Spain - live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Road to Eden (Akyrky Koch)

Bakyl Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu
2020

Victor Fraga - 25-11-2020

Old writer seeks to reconnect with his past as he senses his imminent departure, in this very fine piece of slow cinema from Kyrgyzstan - live from the Tallinn Black Night Film Festival [Read More...]

Sanremo

Miroslav Mandić
2020

Paul Risker - 24-11-2020

A touching Slovenian drama set in a nursing home explores the fragility of memory and the fleeting nature of love – from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Three

Anna Melikyan
2020

Victor Fraga - 24-11-2020

Delightful Russian rom-com shows a Russian sensibility little known to Western audiences more used to the country's raw and bleak cinema - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Bedridden

Byamba Sakhya
2020

Victor Fraga - 23-11-2020

Young writer refuses to leave his bed as his seeks inspiration for his new book, in this laborious Mongolian drama - live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Parquet (Parket)

Aleksandr Mindadze
2020

Redmond Bacon - 23-11-2020

Everything plays out on the dancefloor in this intense drama exploring lost youth — live from Tallinn [Read More...]

On the Water (Vee Peal)

Peeter Simm
2020

Peeter Simm - 23-11-2020

Estonians hungry for cinema fill up the nation's largest theatre in order to savour the local produce: a vanilla comedy - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

In the Mirror (Spogulis)

Laila Pakalnina
2020

Victor Fraga - 22-11-2020

Completely bonkers Latvian movie is entirely filmed from the selfie perspective - bizarre movie experiment premieres at Raindance [Read More...]

Ultrainnocence (Ultrainocencia)

Manuel Arija de la Cuerda
2020

Redmond Bacon - 22-11-2020

Two lab rats try and find the meaning of life in this bizarre sci-fi comedy from Spain — live from Tallinn [Read More...]

Submission (Submissão)

Leonardo Antonio
2020

Victor Fraga - 22-11-2020

Impressive Portuguese courtroom drama dissects the structures of domestic abuse, supported by a dazzling performance from Iolanda Laranjeiro - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]
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Our dirty questions to Simone Baumann

 

Victor Fraga - 18-06-2024

Just as Raindance kicks off with a special celebration of German cinema, we talk to the Managing Director of German Films about the past, the present and the future of movies from the largest country in Europe [Read More...]

Raindance keeps getting younger – just how do they do that???

 

DMovies' team - 29-05-2024

As the 32nd edition of the UK's favourite indie film festival approaches, we look at their impressive programme, and discuss with their team their focus on first and second features, the move to a sultry June, and much more! [Read More...]

The filmmaker, the writer and the queer

 

Paul Risker - 19-12-2023

Romas Zabarauskas talks about the eclectic inspirations behind Lithuanian LGBT drama The Writer. not seeing cinema as creative expression, being careful about using metaphors, and much more - in exclusive interview [Read More...]

The top 10 dirtiest movies of 2023

 

DMovies' team - 13-12-2023

For the eighth consecutive year, we have asked our writers to pick their favourite dirty movie; the dirtylicious list is full of delightful surprises from various corners of the planet! [Read More...]

The Picks that spoiled our film critic!

 

Jeremy Clarke - 21-11-2023

Jeremy Clarke returns to the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in order to cover the Critics' Picks section (which is now on its second year); he encounters what's probably the strongest section of the event [Read More...]

Our verdict of 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

 

Victor Fraga - 21-11-2023

Victor Fraga reports on the various sections, the big winners and his dirty picks, just as one of his favourite film festivals in the world draws to a close after 17 days of very intense activity [Read More...]

Looking for love? These debut features are bursting with passion!

 

Eoghan Lyng - 20-11-2023

After many years covering the event remotely, one of our longest serving critics attended the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in person and reviewed the entire First Feature Competition (and more) exclusively for you; these are the highlights [Read More...]

PÖFF’s Critics’ Picks Competition: pick me again

 

Jeremy Clarke - 20-10-2023

Jeremy Clarke anticipates his return visit to Tallinn to cover the second year of its Critics' Picks strand [Read More...]

PÖFF reveals its diverse and scrumptious movie selection

 

Victor Fraga - 13-10-2023

The 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces the line-up of their Official Competition strand: a bubbling cauldron of 20 films from the various corners of the planet! [Read More...]

A garden full of poetry: PÖFF announces First Feature Competition titles

 

Eoghan Lyng - 10-10-2023

Eoghan Lyng, one of DMovies' oldest writers, is due to attend the 27th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and unearth the dirty gems from the First Feature Competition; he takes a look at the programme and shares his first impressions [Read More...]

Raindance: “younger” and more audacious than ever?

 

DMovies' team - 13-09-2023

As the UK's favourite indie festival announces its programme, with a strong focus on young and nascent filmmaking talent, we take a look at their selection, and ask the two artistic directors what is it that makes these directors special [Read More...]

Bruce LaBruce inside Pasolini: transgressive filmmaker is in London this April

 

DMovies' team - 06-03-2023

Canadian provocateur travels to London this April for a string of events at the BFI, the Rich Mix, and a sexually explicit film/exhibition inspired by Pasolini's Theorem at arts organisation a/political - in partnership with DMovies and Doesn't Exist [Read More...]

The top 10 dirtiest movies of 2022

 

DMovies' team - 16-12-2022

Once again, it's that time of the year when we ask our writers to pick their favourite dirty movie of the year; the dirtylicious list is full of delightful surprises from various corners of the planet! [Read More...]

PÖFF’s Critics’ Picks Competition: The Aftermath

 

Jeremy Clarke - 29-11-2022

Jeremy Clarke assesses his first visit to the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, and his views of the brand new Critics' Picks competitive strand [Read More...]

Our verdict of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival: the finest selection in five years

 

Victor Fraga - 28-11-2022

During the past two weeks, seven journalists from DMovies covered the most exciting and diverse film festival of Northern Europe; here are our main highlights! [Read More...]

PÖFF’s First Feature Competition: Reflections upon leaving Tallinn

 

Liván García-Duquesne - 28-11-2022

Liván García-Duquesne describes his unforgettable experience at Northern Europe's most exciting and diverse film festival; he watched all the 18 films in the First Feature Competition! [Read More...]

Critics’ Picks: a brand-new film selection hits Tallinn

 

Jeremy Clarke - 03-11-2022

Jeremy Clarke anticipates his first visit to 26th PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and its brand-new Critics' Picks strand [Read More...]

PÖFF’s Main Competition showcases an audacious selection of world cinema

 

Victor Fraga - 26-10-2022

Now in its 26th edition, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces its truly diverse selection, once again reminding Europe and the world why the Estonian capital is the city of world cinema! [Read More...]

PÖFF’s First Feature Competition: youthful insights from around the world

 

Liván García-Duquesne - 21-10-2022

This year's exciting debut feature selection offers a vast catalogue of intriguing films set to put emerging filmmakers on the map! [Read More...]

Our top 10 dirty picks from the 66th BFI London Film Festival

 

DMovies' team - 05-10-2022

The 66th edition of the largest film festival in the UK takes place between October 5th and 16th in multiple venues across London, and online screenings everywhere in the UK - here are the dirtiest movies picked exclusively for you! [Read More...]

Our verdict of the 70th edition of San Sebastian

 

Victor Fraga - 26-09-2022

Our editor Victor Fraga attended the 70th edition of one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world in its entirety; he discusses the diverse film selection and the incredible experience [Read More...]

The top 10 dirtiest movies of 2021

 

- 22-12-2021

It's finally that time of the year when we ask our writers to pick their favourite dirty movie of the year; the dirtylicious list is full of delightful surprises! [Read More...]

Dark is beautiful: read our final verdict of the Northern Europe’s wildest film fest

 

Victor Fraga - 29-11-2021

The 25th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival showcased the very best world cinema during 17 days, with three journalists from DMovies unearthing the dirt from underneath the black carpet, in an event that takes pride in embracing darkness [Read More...]

Estonian Dispatch: The First Feature Competition Round-Up

 

Redmond Bacon - 28-11-2021

A dark and damp November is once again spiced up by a fantastic First Feature Selection at Tallinn Film Festival. Here's our verdict! [Read More...]

Tallinn celebrates 25 years of showcasing the finest world cinema!

 

Victor Fraga - 21-10-2021

The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival turns a quarter of a century with a diverse film selection, which firmly establishes the Estonian capital as a city of world cinema [Read More...]

First-time directors: the nascent talent set to shine next month in Tallinn!

 

Redmond Bacon - 15-10-2021

Ahead of the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn between November 12th and 28th, we survey the return of the excellent first feature competition [Read More...]

Our top 10 dirty picks from the BFI London Film Festival

 

DMovies' team - 02-10-2021

The 65th edition of the largest film festival in the UK takes place between October 6th and 17th in multiple venues across London, and online screenings everywhere in the UK - here are the dirtiest movies picked exclusively for you! [Read More...]

The top 10 dirtiest movies of 2020

 

DMovies' team - 15-12-2020

It's once again that time of the year when ask our writers to pick their favourite dirty movie; the list remains as international, diverse and downright filthy as ever! [Read More...]

A film miracle in the Baltics!

 

Victor Fraga - 30-11-2020

As the 24th edition of the only A-Category Fiapf-accredited film festival of Northern Europe draws to a close, we look at the award winners, the dirtiest movies, and much more! [Read More...]

The light shines on first-time directors!

 

Redmond Bacon - 23-11-2020

After providing the landscape for the blockbuster of the year, the Estonian capital sees an impressive selection of 21 debut feature films vie for three major prizes - Redmond Bacon reports live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]