Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival celebrates its 22nd edition in 2018, running from November 16 to December 2.

This year the festival opened with the world premiere of Tom Lowe's Awaken.

The event also hosts the following sub-festivals:

Just Film - Children's films and youth films. POFF Shorts - Short films

The 2019 festival will run from November 15 to December 1.

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Black Nights Latest Reviews

Bridges Of Time
Bridges Of Time
Essay documentary about the less remembered generation of cinema poets of the Baltic New Wave.
Song Lang
Song Lang
A gangster and an actor in an opera company discover they are soulmates.
When Lambs Become Lions
When Lambs Become Lions
In the Kenyan bush, a crackdown on ivory poaching forces a silver-tongued second-generation poacher to seek out an unlikely ally in this fly-on-the-wall look at both sides of the conservation divide.
Happy As Lazzaro
Happy As Lazzaro
A young nobleman asks a peasant to help fake his own kidnapping.
A Shelter Among the Clouds
A Shelter Among the Clouds
A goatherd finds his life thrown out of balance by the arrival of his siblings and a stranger from the city.
Documentary about the two years leading to Yves Saint Laurent's final fashion collection.
From a young age, Jill has acted as the responsible adult in her small family. She cares for her loving but mentally unstable mother and her younger brother. The news that their estranged father will be visiting on Jill's birthday gives the children much needed hope.
Why Don't You Just Die
Why Don't You Just Die
A dark action comedy about a group of people brought together in the apartment of police detective Andrei: his resentful daughter, an angry thug and a cheated cop. Each one of them have a reason to want revenge.
Georg flees to Marseilles to escape the German army. Assuming a false identity, he tries to obtain passage on a ship bound for Mexico. But then he meets Marie and his plans change.
A Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice leave the confines of the leper colony for the first time and embark on a journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families.
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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Features

Resonances beyond
László Nemes on fairy tales, Murnau's Sunrise, and Sunset (Napszállta)
Innocent and ominous
László Nemes on TS Eliot, caves of darkness and the innocent and ominous in Sunset
The lives of others
Nadine Labaki on Capernaum and the way the refugee crisis affects children
Tallinn Film Festival: Day Five
The Wild Fields, Foam At The Mouth, Fire Lily and Keep An Eye Out
Tallinn Film Festival: Day Four
Slam and Potential Victim
Tallinn Film Festival: Day Three
As I Fall and Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Tallinn Film Festival: Day Two
Lorik, Erased, Deep Rivers and The World Is Yours
Tallinn Film Festival: Day One
Capsule reviews of Between Covers and Yung
Keeping it real
Matt Tyrnauer on Valentino Garavani, Citizen Jane, Michael Jackson and Studio 54
Rhapsody in red
Peter Strickland on dreaming through films and In Fabric
The end of an era
Matt Tyrnauer on his new documentary about Studio 54
Playing favourites
Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn and Tony McNamara on The Favourite
All fired up
Director Sameh Zoabi on politics and comedy in his satire Tel Aviv On Fire.
Keeping up appearances
Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
Race against time
Finlay Pretsell on cycling, David Millar and Time Trial
How Cruz and Bardem split life and work
Farhadi wrote Cannes opener roles with couple in mind
Putting island in doc
Gabrielle Brady on the challenges of shooting Island Of The Hungry Ghosts

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival News

Tallinn loves Wandering Girl
Rubén Mendoza takes top prize at festival.
Tallinn inaugurates Lifetime Achievement Award
Liv Ullmann to be first recipient
Black Nights announces focus programme
Selection to celebrate country's shared centenary
Tallinn completes First Feature Competition line-up
Twelve titles added from 11 countries
Tallinn completes Official Section
19 international films to compete in total
First Feature Competition titles announced by Tallinn
Seven titles include four world premieres
Tallinn announces first competition titles
Seven of the eight are world premieres
Awaken to open Tallinn
Tom Lowe's debut has Black Nights premiere

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