Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018

View other Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Films by strand: Baltic Competition, Doc@PÖFF, Estonian Film Competition, Estonian Olympic Committee Sports Film Programme, Fashion Cinema, First Feature Competition, Forum, Goethe-Institut Presents: New German film, In Focus: Ingmar Bergman, Just Film Child Rights Programme, Just Film Children's Programme, Just Film Children's Programme International Competition, Just Film Doc @ Just, Just Film Science 360 Programme, Just Film Youth Programme, Just Film Youth Programme International Competition, Midnight Shivers, Official Selection, Opening and closing films, Panorama, Rebels With A Cause, Screen International Critics' Choice, Signatures

The Witness The Witness
The Witness and Four White Shirts
The Barnabáš Kos Case (Prípad Barnabás Kos) (Country: Czechoslovakia; Year: 1965; Director: Peter Solan; Writer: Peter Karvas, based on the novel by Albert Marencin; Stars: Jan Bzduch, Josef Kemr, Jarmila Kostova, Dagmar Kákosová, Viliam Polónyi, Jaroslav Rozsíval, Milivoj Uzelac)
A triangle player in a symphonic orchestra is suddenly promoted to serve as its head, even though both he and his superiors deem him completely unfit for the task, leading to a satire on power.
Showing with Joseph Kilian
The Beauty (Gražuolė) (Country: Lithuanian; Year: 1969; Director: Arūnas Žebriūnas; Writer: Arūnas Žebriūnas; Stars: Inga Mickyte, Lilija Zadeikyte, Arvidas Samukas)
A girl leads a carefree life in a slightly crumbling old apartment block but her idyll is broken when a sullen-looking and spiteful boy moves to the neighbourhood and refuses to her, undermining her confidence.
Four White Shirts (Četri balti krekli, Elpojiet dzili) (Country: Soviet Union; Year: 1967; Director: Rolands Kalnins; Writer: Gunars Priede, Gunars Priede; Stars: Uldis Pucitis, Dina Kuple, Liga Liepina, Arnolds Linins, Paul Butkevich, Rostislav Goryayev, Ernest Karelis, Antonija Kleimane, Olgert Kroders, Irena Lagzdina, Armins Lejins, Edgar Liepins, Jazeps Pigoznis, Eduards Plataiskalns, Aris Rozentals)
The write for a rock band face repression from an authoritarian regime.
How To Be Loved (Jak byc kochana) (Country: Poland; Year: 1963; Director: Wojciech Has; Writer: Kazimierz Brandys, Kazimierz Brandys; Stars: Barbara Krafftówna, Zbigniew Cybulski, Artur Mlodnicki, Wienczyslaw Glinski, Wieslaw Golas, Wieslawa Kwasniewska, Zdzislaw Maklakiewicz, Tadeusz Kalinowski, Alicja Bobrowska, Boguslaw Danielewski, Nina Grudnik, Andrzej Hrydzewicz, Zofia Jamry, Kalina Jedrusik, Miroslawa Krajewska)
As an actress travels from Warsaw to Paris, she reflects on her life, including the German occupation when she hid a fellow actor accused of killing a collaborator.
Life Does Not Forgive (When The Mist Rises, Viața nu iartă) (Country: Romania; Year: 1960; Director: Manole Marcus, Iulian Mihu; Writer: Alexandru Sahia; Stars: Mircea Balaban, Emil Botta, Angela Chiuaru, Dana Comnea, Ilie Dutu, Vasile Ichim, Romulus Neacsu, Nicolae Praida, Marius Rucareanu, Lazar Vrabie, Mircea Balaban, Emil Botta, Angela Chiuaru, Dana Comnea, Ilie Dutu)
Dying in the trenches during World War II, Stefan looks back at his own life and that of his father.
Madness (Hullumeelsus) (Country: Soviet Union; Year: 1968; Director: Kaljo Kiisk; Writer: Viktor Lorents; Stars: Jüri Järvet, Vaclovas Bledis, Valeriy Nosik, Bronius Babkauskas, Viktor Plyut, Mare Garsnek, Voldemar Panso, Elvyra Zeberviciute, Harijs Liepins, Lembit Anton, Ants Jõgi, Karl Kalkun, Enn Klooren, Hugo Laur, Oskar Liigand)
In the final days of the Second World War a Wehrmacht special commando arrives at a remote mental asylum to exterminate its patients. Their mission is postponed due to an anonymous report saying a British secret agent is among the patients.
Moss On The Stones (Moos auf den Steinen) (Country: Austria; Year: 1968; Director: Georg Lhotzky; Writer: Georg Lhotzky, based on the novel by Gerhard Fritsch; Stars: Fritz Muliar, Erika Pluhar, Louis Ries, Johannes Schauer, Heinz Trixner, Wilfried Zeller-Zellenberg, Fritz Muliar, Erika Pluhar, Louis Ries, Johannes Schauer, Heinz Trixner, Wilfried Zeller-Zellenberg)
Jutta, the daughter of a baron, is engaged to Mehlmann, a fashion-conscious and energetic, yet shallow, businessman who plans to turn his fiancée’s family estate, a decaying Baroque palace, into an exclusive resort for the social elite. But not everyone is on board with his plans.
Murder Story (Morðsaga) (Country: Iceland; Year: 1977; Director: Reynir Oddsson; Writer: Reynir Oddsson; Stars: Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir, Steindór Hjörleifsson, Þóra Sigurþórsdóttir, Guðrún Þ. Stephensen, Róbert Arnfinnsson, Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir, Pétur Einarsson, Þóra Borg, Elva Gísladóttir, Bjarni Ingvarsson, Kjartan Ragnarsson, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Magnus Axelsson, Kristján Arngrímsson, Hörður Torfason)
Love and hate, pleasure and pain, sex and death intertwine in this Icelandic family drama of the disco age.
Pirosmani (Country: Soviet Union; Year: 1969; Director: Giorgi Shengelaia; Writer: Erlom Akhvlediani, Giorgi Shengelaia; Stars: Avtandil Varazi, Dodo Abashidze, Zurab Kapianidze, Teimuraz Beridze, Boris Tsipuria, Kote Daushvili, Margo Gvaramadze, Nino Seturidze, Rosalia Mintshin, Givi Aleksandria, Aleksandre Rekhviashvili, Amir Kakabadze, Spartak Bagashvili, Z. Qaldani, Avtandil Varazi)
Biography of the Georgian artist Niko Pirosmanishvili (1863-1918), usually known as Pirosmani.
Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors (Tini zabutykh predkiv) (Country: Soviet Union; Year: 1964; Director: Sergei Parajanov; Writer: Ivan Chendej, Mikhaylo Kotsyubinsky, Sergei Parajanov; Stars: Ivan Mykolaichuk, Larisa Kadochnikova, Tatyana Bestayeva, Spartak Bagashvili, Nikolay Grinko, Leonid Yengibarov, Nina Alisova, Aleksandr Gaj, Neonila Gnepovskaya, Aleksandr Raydanov, Igor Dzyura, Valentina Glinko, O Ryazanov, Ivan Mykolaichuk, Larisa Kadochnikova)
A tragic life and love story that defies the boundaries of life and death.
The Witness (A tanu) (Country: Hungary; Year: 1969; Director: Péter Bacsó; Writer: Péter Bacsó, János Ujhelyi; Stars: Ferenc Kállai, Lajos Öze, Béla Both, Zoltán Fábri, Lili Monori, Károly Bicskey, György Kézdy, József Horváth, Róbert Rátonyi, György Bálint, Pál Bánó, Mária Dudás, Tibor Fehér, Károly Garamszegi, György Györffy)
Faced with severe food shortages and trying to save his large family from starvation, the simple dike keeper József Pelikán has no other option but to kill his pig, which he has saved from collectivisation but when word gets out he becomes embroiled in political intrigue
News

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Fantasia International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival
The oldest continuously running film festival in the world

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Festival celebrating campaigning films

Sheffield DocFest
The UK's most well-regarded documentary film festival

Cannes Film Festival
The world's most famous film festival

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.