Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2023

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The Peasants The Peasants
The Peasants and Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
The Brazen (Bezkaunīgie) (Country: Latvia; Year: 2023; Director: Aik Karapetian; Writer: Aik Karapetian)
A secluded mansion pushes a distressed family’s mistrust, jealousy, and disloyalty to the limit.
Dark Paradise (Tume paradiis) (Country: Estonia; Year: 2023; Director: Triin Ruumet; Writer: Andris Feldmanis, Triin Ruumet, Livia Ulman; Stars: Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Steffi Pähn, Liisa Saaremäel, Juhan Ulfsak, Reimo Sagor, Maria Avdjushko, Ain Mäeots, Kaie Mihkelson, Kristo Viiding, Hendrik Sal-Saller, Ott Aardam, Üllar Saaremäe, Priit Loog, Egon Nuter)
A young woman discovers her life has been a lie.
Eastern Front (Shidniy front) (Country: Latvia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, US; Year: 2023; Director: Vitaly Mansky, Yevhen Titarenko)
Documentary about a first-aid batallion in Ukraine.
Everything Will Be Alright (Viss būs labi!) (Country: Latvia; Year: 2023; Director: Stanislavs Tokalovs)
Personal documentary follows the director's family during rapid historical changes in Latvia.
The Ice That Still Supports Us (Jäätee veerel) (Country: Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Czech Republic; Year: 2023; Director: Arko Okk; Writer: Arko Okk; Stars: Jaanus Melb)
Documentary considering the life of Estonian coastal communities on the edge of an ice road, observed through the eyes of Greek traveller Pytheas.
The Last Relic (Viimane reliikvia) (Country: Estonia, Norway; Year: 2023; Director: Marianna Kaat; Writer: Marianna Kaat)
A cinematic feature documentary about the roots of Russia's invasion.
Life And Death Of A Christmas Tree (Country: Lithuania, Georgia, Denmark; Year: 2023; Director: Artūras Jevdokimovas)
Documentary charting how Christmas trees reach your home.
My Freedom (Mana Brīvība) (Country: Latvia, Lithuania; Year: 2023; Director: Ilze Kunga; Stars: Erika Eglija, Darius Meskauskas, Gints Gravelis, Ilze Kuzule, Velta Zygure, Timurs Ibraimovs, Egons Dombrovskis, Andris Morkans, Sandra Klavina, Malgorzata Apse, Dovile Silkaityte, Rudolfs Apse, Armands Bergis, Anete Berke, Silvija Bitere)
Historical drama abut a woman who becomes a leading figure in the Latvian independence movement.
The Peasants (Country: Poland, Serbia, Lithuania; Year: 2023; Director: DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman; Writer: Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman; Stars: Kamila Urzedowska, Robert Gulaczyk, Miroslaw Baka, Sonia Mietielica)
A hand-painted animated film about an early 20th Century Polish peasant woman who creates havoc by marrying an older rich man.
Smoke Sauna Sisterhood (Country: Estonia, France, Iceland; Year: 2023; Director: Anna Hints)
In the darkness of a smoke sauna, women share their innermost secrets and intimate experiences, washing off the shame trapped in their bodies and regaining their strength through a sense of communion.
Spit In My Face (Sülita mulle näkku) (Year: 2023; Director: Manfred Vainokivi)
Documentary
Stairway To Heaven (Taevatrepp) (Country: Estonia; Year: 2023; Director: Mart Kivastik; Writer: Mart Kivastik; Stars: Mait Malmsten, Timotheus Sammul, Harriet Toompere, Raivo Trass, Ivo Uukkivi, Rita Raave, Katariina Unt, Voldemar Kuslap, Hannes Hermaküla, Kaie Mihkelson, Külli Teetamm, Tõnu Oja, Kaarel Pogga, Kersti Heinloo, Lena Barbara Luhse)
When a man's friend tells him the secret of how to go into the past with his dying breath, the engineer is surpised to find it works. The difference is like to spring to autumn and he must decide which time he prefers to live in.
Taurins Senior (Country: Latvia, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Alexander Hahn; Writer: Alexander Hahn, Daniel Hahn, Maximilian Hahn; Stars: Aggy K. Adams, Lucas Englander, Kamontip Krissy Ashton, Philippe Reinhardt, Helmut Kohl, Alexander Hahn, Raphael Bonacchi, Frances Barclay Walker, Lauma Balode, Gundars Abolins, Nicolas Neuhold, Imants Strads, Nick Hemsworh, Marija Linarte, Rita Lasmane)
Alexander Hahn returns to Riga to look after his ill Father. Instead of documenting his prolonged stay, he creates a sarcastically fictionalised and hard-to-define personal rollercoaster film.
The Test (Country: Lithuania; Year: 2023; Director: Ramūnas Cicėnas; Writer: Laimonas Kinčius; Stars: Kristina Kazlauskaitė, Kęstutis Cicėnas, Rimantė Valiukaitė, Vytautas Kaniušonis, Dainius Kazlauskas)
Nobody said it would be easy. Raimundas proposes to Milda live on Instagram. Life gets complicated when he needs to convince her extended family...
Three Thousand Numbered Pieces (Háromezer számozott darab) (Country: Hungary; Year: 2022; Director: Ádám Császi; Writer: Franciska Farkas, Kristóf Horváth, Christopher Pászik; Stars: Kelvin Acquah, Ágota Benedek, Dávid Csányi, Sena Dagadu, Zsigri Dávid, Bari Eduárd, Ferenc Elek, Franciska Farkas, Csaba Gerner, Erwin Giese, Andrew Hefler, Kristóf Horváth, Szilvási István, Ruszó Kornél, Alexis Latham)
A white director rehearses a play with five young Roma actors... with the play seeking to exploit them, they quit, only to find that the show has been sold leaving. An exploration of racism and white guilt.
Twittering Soul (Country: Lithuania; Year: 2023; Director: Deimantas Narkevicius; Writer: Deimantas Narkevicius; Stars: Auguste Simulynaite, Laima Akstinaite, Greta Petrovskyte, Valentinas Krulikovskis, Aleksas Kazanavicius, Saulius Bareikis, Kamile Petruskeviciute, Amanda Balnionyte, Martina Jablonskyte, Rokas Kaseta, Mindaugas Seliuta, Marius Seliuta, Clotilde Rigaud, Zigmas Pakstaitis, Egle Kasetiene)
A musician on his way to meet a fellow fiddler, encounters two girls and is taken aback by their talks about afterlife. The musicians walk towards a village observing events, unable to discern fantasy from reality.
The Writer (Rašytojas) (Country: Lithuania, Germany US; Year: 2023; Director: Romas Zabarauskas; Writer: Romas Zabarauskas, Marc David Jacobs, Anastasia Sosunova, Artūras Tereškinas; Stars: Bruce Ross, Jamie Day)
Two 60-year-old men reconnect 30 years after their relationship ended.
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