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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A man invites his conservative father to live with him and his husband in Los Angeles, but his progressing dementia becomes problematic for them both.
In 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Dinner In America
Dinner In America
An on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman he meets by chance embark on an offbeat romance.
A man who lives in the mountains is a "finisher", who helps others to die.
In The Mirror
In The Mirror
Modern selfie-style retelling of Snow White set against the backdrop of a gym.
When a woman takes in a Malian refugee, she faces opposition from the local townsfolk.
Gracious Night
Gracious Night
Three men bond on a night in a bar during lockdown.
A young woman finds herself clashing with the patriarchy in a bid to rescue her sister.
A woman finds herself in a political and emotional power struggle as she tries to save her family farm.
Drama based on the life of faith healer Jan Mikolášek
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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

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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