The 24th edition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will be a hybrid event, running from November 13 to 29 due to the pandemic.

Festival director Tina Lokk said: “It is a miraculous feeling to announce such a large, and geographically, stylistically, and culturally diverse programme. We are truly living in strange times as the situation in the industry has been constantly changing, putting extra stress on everyone working in this business. Our hearts go out to everyone who was not able to hold their festivals this year. We hope that by screening a bigger selection than usual, we will at least provide the filmmakers with a platform to exhibit their work. And what marvellous, artistically pleasing and culturally diverse work it is."

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The Flood
The Flood
An indigenous Australian family is torn apart by powerful white landowners, prompting fierce resistance.
Mosquito State
Mosquito State
August 2007. Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca sees ominous patterns. His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends his psychological meltdown.
Children are left to grandma’s without smartphones. Real life seems boring until they find instructions for kratt - magical creature who will do whatever its master says. All they have to do now, is to buy a soul from the devil...
Sweetie, You Won't Believe It
Sweetie, You Won't Believe It
It all starts off quite trivially, with a young married couple’s quarrel. The husband decides to get away with two friends on a fishing trip but mysterious events await them.
The World To Come
The World To Come
In upstate New York in the 1850s, Abigail begins a new year on the rural farm where she lives with her husband Dyer. But a friendship with the wife of a new neighbour leads to trouble.
The Hidden Life Of Trees
The Hidden Life Of Trees
The forester and bestselling author Peter Wohlleben opens our eyes to the hidden world of the woods.
The Body Fights Back
The Body Fights Back
A feature documentary about five people navigating the paradoxes of diet culture.
Caught In The Net
Caught In The Net
Joined on the soundstage by psychological and legal experts, the film crew unpacks the manipulative tactics that these child predators employ online, and illustrates how quickly such interactions often escalate to threats and blackmail.
A social media influencer begins to question her life.
Old friends Sam and Tusker go on a road trip to make the most of their time together two years after Tusker was diagnosed with early-onset dementia.
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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Features

Getting under the Skin
Yahya Mahayni on taking the lead in role in Kaouther Ben Hania's drama
An enigmatic operation
Kaouther Ben Hania on Wim Delvoye, Shirin Neshat and casting for The Man Who Sold His Skin
I found out I'm a romantic guy at heart
Adam Rehmeier on directorial control, collaboration and music in Dinner In America
Dealing with deals
Kaouther Ben Hania on Alfred Hitchcock, François Truffaut and The Man Who Sold His Skin
Dancing between genres
Juan Pablo Félix on the fancy footwork and tricky casting of Karnawal
Dreams of reality
Jason Neulander on perception, reality and breaking the rules in his debut Fugitive Dreams
Two different eyes
Christian Petzold and Heinz Emigholz on German fairy tales
A woman in the moment
Dea Kulumbegashvili on the international collaboration behind Beginning
Sniffing out secrets
Directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw chat about their documentary The Truffle Hunters
Scoring Nomadland
Chloé Zhao on singer/songwriter Cat Clifford and the music of Ludovico Einaudi
Engaged with nature
Benh Zeitlin on nature, casting, a donkey tale and the wild mothers in Wendy

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