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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Gracious Night
Gracious Night
Three men bond on a night in a bar during lockdown.
Ulbolsyn
Ulbolsyn
A young woman finds herself clashing with the patriarchy in a bid to rescue her sister.
Beasts
Beasts
A woman finds herself in a political and emotional power struggle as she tries to save her family farm.
Charlatan
Charlatan
Drama based on the life of faith healer Jan Mikolášek
When I'm Done Dying
When I'm Done Dying
Set in a rough neighbourhood of Istanbul, the story follows Fehmi, a talented 19-year-old rapper who is addicted to bonzai, a cheap synthetic and deadly drug, jeopardizing any success for his music career.
Karnawal
Karnawal
A teenage malambo dancer finds his life complicated by the arrival of his long-incarcerated dad.
I Am Greta
I Am Greta
Profile of the teenage Swedish climate activist.
The Sign Painter
The Sign Painter
Tragicomedy about a young artist who becomes swept up in the political machinations of the Second World War.
Kindred
Kindred
A woman who is taken in by her partner's family after his unexpected death comes to believe that they do not have her best interests at heart.
Havel
Havel
Biopic of Vaclav Havel, focusing on his life and increasing political activism in the Seventies.
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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Features

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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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

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