Black Nights 2017: Viewing round-up


A brief round-up of what I saw at the 2017 Black Nights Film Fest in Tallinn. For my social media diary of the festival, click here.

+ short (>45m)     # live performance     @ VR     ~ seen previously

Best of the Fest:
1. To See a Woman / Monica Rovira / 2017
2. Secret Ingredient / Gjorce Stavreski / 2017
3. Buddha.mov / Kabir Mehta / 2017
4. The Party / Sally Potter / 2017
5. A Gentle Creature / Sergei Loznitsa / 2017

Strong:
A Skin So Soft / Denis Côté / 2017
Centaur / Aktan Arym Kubat / 2017 ~
Happy / Alice Saey / 2017
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts / Mouly Surya / 2017
November / Rainer Sarnet / 2017 ~

Interesting and Definitely Worth Seeing:
Dominion / Steven Bernstein / 2016
Four Hands / Oliver Kienle / 2017
The Heat After the Rain / Cristobal Serrá Jorquera / 2017
Night Accident / Temirbek Birnazarov / 2017
River’s Edge / Wang Chao / 2017
Spoor / Agnieszka Holland / 2017 ~

Others Appreciated These Films More Than I Did:
Ash / Li Xiaofeng / 2017
DRIB / Kristoffer Borgli / 2017 ~
The New Wild: Life in the Abandoned Lands / Christopher Thomson / 2017

Also Seen:
A Thought of Ecstasy / RP Kahl / 2017
The Gateway / Volodymyr Tykhyy / 2017
Ice Hole / Andrey Silvestrov / 2017
Mottorad / Vicente Amorim / 2017

Films I Most Regret Not Seeing:
Baconaua / Joseph Israel Laban / 2017
The Marriage / Blerta Zeqiri / 2017