Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2021

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What Do We See When We Look At The Sky? What Do We See When We Look At The Sky?
What Do We See When We Look At The Sky? and Aloners
All Eyes Off Me (Country: Israel; Year: 2021; Director: Hadas Ben Aroya; Stars: Elisheva Weil, Yoav Hayt, Elisheva Weil, Yoav Hayt)
Danny is pregnant by Max who is busy trying out Avishag’s sexual fantasies with her. She wants him to hit her when they have sex. Avishag takes her bruises to Dror, whose dog she sits. A generational portrait that asks: how liberated are we really?
Aloners (Country: South Korea; Year: 2021; Director: Hong Seong-eun; Writer: Hong Seong-eun; Stars: Jeong Da-eun, Seo Hyun-woo, Jeong-hak Park, Gong Seung-Yeon, Jeong Da-eun, Seo Hyun-woo, Jeong-hak Park, Gong Seung-Yeon)
Reflection on loneliness through the life of a solitary woman.
Amira (Country: Egypt, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia; Year: 2021; Director: Mohamed Diab; Writer: Mohamed Diab; Stars: Saba Mubarak, Ali Suliman, Tara Abboud, Waleed Zuaiter, Ziad Bakri, Suhaib Nashwan, Reem Talhami)
Amira, a 17-year-old Palestinian, was conceived with the smuggled sperm of her imprisoned father, Nawar. Although their relationship since birth has been restricted to prison visits, he remains her hero. But her beliefs are about to be shaken.
Annette (Country: France, Mexico, US, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Leos Carax; Writer: Ron Mael, Russell Mael; Stars: Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver, Simon Helberg, Ron Mael, Russel Mael, Devyn McDowell)
A stand-up comedian and his opera singer wife have a daughter with a surprising gift.
The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic (Sokea mies, joka ei halunnut nähdä Titanicia) (Country: Finland; Year: 2021; Director: Teemu Nikki; Writer: Teemu Nikki; Stars: Petri Poikolainen, Samuli Jaskio, Marjaana Maijala, Hannamaija Nikander, Matti Onnismaa, Rami Rusinen)
A blind man with MS encounters trouble on a day trip to visit a friend he has never met.
The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic
The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic and Brother's Keeper
Boiling Point (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Philip Barantini; Writer: James Cummings, Philip Barantini; Stars: Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Jason Flemyng, Ray Panthaki, Malachi Kirby, Alice Feetham, izuka Hoyle, Hannah Walters, Taz Skylar, Lauryn Ajufo)
The shift has hardly begun for head chef Andy and he’s already behind with everything. His restaurant is overbooked, there’s a disgruntled inspector combing the kitchen and, if that weren’t enough, a culinary icon and a respected food critic have turned up for dinner.
Brighton 4th (Country: Russia, Georgia; Year: 2021; Director: Levan Koguashvili; Writer: Boris Frumin; Stars: Levan Tediashvili, Nadezhda Mikhalkova, Giorgi Tabidze, Kakhi Kavsadze)
The story of a Georgian wrestler, Kakhi, en route to Brooklyn to help his son out of a gambling debt.
Brother's Keeper (Okul Tıraşı) (Country: Turkey, Romania; Year: 2021; Director: Ferit Karahan; Writer: Gülistan Acet, Ferit Karahan; Stars: Samet Yıldız, Ekin Koç, Mahir İpek, Melih Selçuk, Cansu Fırıncı, Nurullah Alaca)
When a boy falls ill at an authoritarian boarding school, his friend struggles to get the staff to take notice.
Cadejo Blanco (Country: Guatemala, US, Mexico; Year: 2021; Director: Justin Lerner; Writer: Justin Lerner; Stars: Karen Martínez, Rudy Rodriguez, Pamela Martínez, Brandon López, Juan Pablo Olyslager)
A young woman gets involved in a dangerous world as she tries to find out what has happened to her missing sister.
Drive My Car (Doraibu Mai Kâ) (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi; Writer: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and takamasa Oe, based on the book by Haruki Murakami; Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima, Tôko Miura)
Nishijima Hidetoshi as a stage actor and director happily married to his playwright wife . Then one day the wife disappears.
Jane By Charlotte Jane By Charlotte
Jane By Charlotte and Annette
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye (Country: Canada, US; Year: 2021; Director: Michael Showalter; Writer: Abe Sylvia, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato; Stars: Jessica Chastain, Vincent D'Onofrio, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Sam Jaeger, Fredric Lehne, Randy Havens, Louis Cancelmi, Chandler Head, Gabriel Olds, Joe Ando-Hirsh, Jay Huguley, Coley Campany, Kevin J O'Connor, Keith D Dooley)
An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.
The French Dispatch (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2021; Director: Wes Anderson; Writer: Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola, Hugh Guinness; Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Elisabeth Moss, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro, Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray)
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th Century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in the French Dispatch magazine.
Great Freedom (Country: Austria; Year: 2021; Director: Sebastian Meise; Writer: Sebastian Meise, Thomas Reider; Stars: Franz Rogowsk, iGeorg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn)
In postwar Germany, Hans is imprisoned again and again for being homosexual. Due to paragraph 175, his desire for freedom is systematically destroyed. The one steady relationship in his life becomes his long time cell mate, Viktor, a convicted murderer. What starts in revulsion grows into something lie love.
Hit The Road (Country: Iran; Year: 2021; Director: Panah Panahi; Writer: Panah Panahi; Stars: Hassan Madjooni, Pantea Panahiha, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar)
Drama based around a road trip in a borrowed car.
I'm Your Man (Ich bin dein Mensch) (Country: Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Maria Schrader; Writer: Emma Braslavsky, Jan Schomburg, Maria Schrader; Stars: Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller, Hans Löw, Henriette Richter-Röhl, Annika Meier, Jürgen Tarrach, Monika Oschek, Wolfgang Hübsch, Helena Hentschel, Falilou Seck, Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller, Hans Löw)
In the near future, a scientist finds herself agreeing to live with a humanoid "partnership robot" in order to fund her research.
The French Dispatch The French Dispatch
The French Dispatch and Cadejo Blanco
Jane By Charlotte (Jane par Charlotte) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Charlotte Gainsbourg; Stars: Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg)
The director's portrait of her mother.
Memoria (Country: Colombia, Mexico, France, UK, Thailand, Germany, China, Switzerland; Year: 2021; Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Writer: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Stars: Tilda Swinton, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Daniel Toro)
A woman from Scotland, while traveling in Colombia, begins to notice strange sounds. Soon she begins to think about their appearance.
One Second (Country: China, Hong Kong SAR China; Year: 2020; Director: Zhang Yimou; Writer: Zhang Yimou, Zou Jingzhi; Stars: Zhang Yi, Fan Wei)
A prisoner escapes from a labour camp and forges an unexpected relationship with a young vagabond.
Parallel Mothers (Madres Paralelas) (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Writer: Pedro Almodóvar; Stars: Penélope Cruz, Rossy de Palma, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Daniela Santiago, Milena Smit, Julieta Serrano, Israel Elejalde, Adelfa Calvo, Inma Ochoa, José Javier Domínguez, Carmen Flores, Trinidad Iglesias)
Two women, a generation apart, find themselves inextricably linked by their brief time together in a maternity ward, bound by a secret with ties to a deep trauma in Spanish history.
Reflection (Country: Ukraine; Year: 2021; Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych; Writer: Valentyn Vasyanovych; Stars: Roman Lutskyi, Dmitriy Sova, Andriy Rymaruk, Vasiliy Kukharskiy, Nika Myslytska, Nadiya Levchenko, Igor Shulha, Andrii Senchuk, Stanislav Aseyev, Oleksandr Danyliuk)
Ukrainian surgeon Serhiy is captured by the Russian military forces and exposed to horrifying scenes of humiliation and violence. On release, he tries to rebuild his life.
Great Freedom Great Freedom
Great Freedom and Memoria
La Tana (Country: Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Beatrice Baldacci; Writer: Beatrice Baldacci, Edoardo Puma; Stars: Irene Vetere, Elisa Di Eusanio, Helene Nardini, Federico Rosati, Lorenzo Aloi, Paolo Ricci, Irene Vetere, Elisa Di Eusanio, Helene Nardini, Federico Rosati, Lorenzo Aloi, Paolo Ricci)
Coming of age tale about a teenage boy who finds his life changing after the arrival of a woman in the house next door.
Unclenching The Fists (Country: Russia; Year: 2021; Director: Kira Kovalenko)
A young woman struggles to break free from her over-controlling father in a mining town in the mountains.
Wars (Country: Canada; Year: 2021; Director: Nicolas Roy; Writer: Cynthia Tremblay; Stars: David La Haye, Éléonore Loiselle)
When Emma turns twenty, she decides to join the army. Not only does she want to follow in her father’s footsteps, but she also yearns to rid herself of an oppressive sense of existential emptiness.
What Do We See When We Look At The Sky? (Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt?) (Country: Germany, Georgia; Year: 2021; Director: Aleksandre Koberidze; Stars: Irina Chelidze, Giorgi Bochorishvili, Ani Karseladze, Giorgi Ambroladze)
A couple who fall in love at first sight, wake the next day with different appearances and struggle to find one another.
Wild Men (Country: Denmark; Year: 2021; Director: Thomas Daneskov; Writer: Thomas Daneskov, Morten Pape; Stars: Rasmus Bjerg, Zaki Youssef, Sofie Gråbøl, Bjørn Sundquist)
Hilariously ill-equipped to live off the land yet clad in a Neanderthal-like ensemble of animal skins, Martin wanders the Norwegian forest in a misguided attempt to find a sense of purpose and independence, a wife and two children back at home be damned.
Drive My Car Drive My Car
Drive My Car and Parallel Mothers
Zero Fucks Given (Rien à foutre) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Julie Lecoustre, Emmanuel Marre; Writer: Julie Lecoustre, Emmanuel Marre; Stars: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jonathon Sawdon, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Mara Taquin, Alexandre Perrier)
Cassandra is a flight attendant for a low-cost airline. Based in Lanzarote, she’s always willing to take on extra hours and carries out her duties with robotic efficiency. On the side, she just goes with the flow and floats between Tinder, parties and lazy days. When she suddenly gets dismissed, she is forced to return home. Will Cassandre find the force to confront what she was running away from?
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