Legendary film festival PÖFF is focused on centenariansPublished: 11.01.2018

Inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the Black Nights Film Festival is focused on the film legacy of centenary countries.

Kaader Kaljo Kiisa filmst "Hullumeelsus"

One hundred years ago, the end of the First World War radically changed the European political map and a number of new nation states flourished from the ruins of destroyed empires. Even though many independent countries from the time had to fight for their independence repeatedly during the 20th century, and many lost their former glory, 1918 still marked the beginning of a new era for them.

The 22nd Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) features 12 films from 12 countries – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Georgia, Austria, and Iceland – that have become iconic in their own cultures, often created in spite of unfavourable societal-political conditions.

Film festival PÖFF takes place from 16 November to 2 December. The programme and tickets are available at https://2018.poff.ee/

The cornerstone of the programme is the film Madness (Hullumeelsus) by Kaljo Kiisk – a modernistic film with a hidden anti-totalitarian message; the film was censored and its distribution in the Soviet Union restricted. The film was invited to the Venice film festival, but was unfortunately not able to go.


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