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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Big Vs Small
Big Vs Small
Profile of big-wave surfer Joana Andrade.
Jeanne, a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. Fascinated by carousels, she still lives at home with her mother. That’s when Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park’s new flagship attraction...
Poppy Field
Poppy Field
The struggle of a closeted young genderme.
The Father
The Father
Anthony is 80 years old. He lives alone in London and refuses the caregivers that his daughter tries to impose upon him. Yet his need for help is becoming more pressing.
The Man Who Sold His Skin
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. He finds himself turned into a work of art by a tattoo artist...but at what cost.
Coming-of-age tale about a young skier who is drawn into an abusive relationship.
Blizzard Of Souls
Blizzard Of Souls
Dramatisation of the autobiographical experiences in the unforgiving First World War of teenager soldier Artūrs Vanags.
Quo Vadis, Aida
Quo Vadis, Aida
A UN translator in Srebrenica when the Serbian army takes over the town faces a difficult choice.
The Wasteland
The Wasteland
A hard-working brick factory worker faces the closure of his workplace and the fading of his dreams
Dear Comrades!
Dear Comrades!
A devout communist witnesses a government shooting during a strike - which changes her life forever.
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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Features

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

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival News

Fear takes top prize at Tallinn
Great Happiness and The Last Ones also among winners

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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