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My Black Nights Film Festival

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Image from Culture. Since 1997, Tallinn’s Black Nights Film Festival, a unique event showing feature films as well as short films, animations and youth films, has grown and developed into an A-class film festival. Taking place in November, when the nights here in Estonia are black and the air is cold, the festival provides warmth and comfort to cinema lovers, friends and enthusiasts all around the world. My own experience with Black Nights has been different each year but there’s…

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# 253 – PÖFF Day 5 (Extra special)

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When I leave the final movie of my PÖFF (one before the last screening of the entire festival) the mood is sad but happy at the same time. I have finally spent more than a day being a part of a festival and I am sure I’m coming back next year. On my final day I saw again two movies (a constant number during this week), Play (2011) directed by a Swedish director and based on real events. Second was…

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# 252 – PÖFF Day 4 (Extra special)

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So as the final festival day has arrived I am thrilled to have a list of articles that I have to write. Most of them reviews but one or two in focus ones that need much more work than I am used to. A challenge for myself that I am proud to take on and succeed in it as well. Yesterday I saw two movies, one in the festival program called Wuthering Heights (2011) by Adrea Arnold (UK) which I…

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# 251 – PÖFF Day 3 (Extra special)

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The third day of PÖFF passed with some exciting situations after it began with not so thrilling movie The Idiot (2011), an Estonian film that had a great idea behind it (as I actually thought of today) but it wasn’t executed as good as it should have been. I missed my second movie that I had planned cause I was too tired I guess, cause I ended up in the wrong cinema – happens to the best of us. But…

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# 250 – PÖFF Day 2 (extra special)

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As day two ends I have seen two new movies: Finnish road-trip movie August (2011) (Elokuu) and American indie film, with much talk surrounding it, Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011). I don’t know if it was pure coincidence or bad luck, but I hated the first one and liked the last. The last movie actually left with me in great sadness and I was feeling like I have to get it all out. I wrote something as well, I’m not…

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# 249 – PÖFF Day 1 (extra special)

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My exiting first day at PÖFF: Tallinn Black Night Film Festival 2011 is now over and before the morning meeting starts, I thought I’d write how the experience has been so far. Arriving to Tallinn was pretty regular, I walked through the city like I owned it (got lost only once) and when I put my bags into our accommodation I felt good. This apartment looks amazing, I hope to take some pictures of the one I’m staying from now…

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# 243 – PÖFF 2011 (extra special)

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In less than 6 days PÖFF, known also as Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, opens and starts showing a variety of movies from last two years. This is happening in Tallinn (obviously) during two weeks – 16th-30th of November. There are a lot of movies from Scandinavia and East-Europe but also of course from all over the world – 40/60 – so there is definitely something for everybody. There are also various sub-festivals happening during that time. The reason why…

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