This Year's Black Nights Has Polish Flavor ({{commentsTotal}})


The 18th Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn, which starts next month, will open with Jan Komasa's "Warsaw 44" and have a Polish theme, organizers said on Friday.

"Warsaw 44" portrays the Warsaw Uprising, which was one of the most intense anti-German rebellions in occupied Europe.

The festival will screen about 15 Polish films, organizers said on Friday.

Festival director Tiina Lokk said that the strength of Polish film industry lies in its focus on the historical, and a long tradition of creating a dialogue between generations.

"In Estonia, there's talk of dynasties of actors or artists. In Poland they also talk of filmmaker dynasties," she said.

“These traditions give Black Nights the opportunity to showcase seminal classic directors, the younger generation's oeuvre, and world-famous film scores as well."

The International Federation of Film Producers recently accredited the Black Nights Film Festival as a non-specialized competitive international film festival. This put the festival with other 14 world know festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, and Venice. The accreditation widens the festival's possibilities for programming outreach.

Tallinn Black Nights film festival along with its sub-festivals - Animated Dreams, Just Film, Sleepwalkers and Industry@Tallinn - will run from November 14-30. The website for this year's program is here.

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