Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2023

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Daaaaaali! (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Quentin Dupieux; Writer: Quentin Dupieux; Stars: Romain Duris, Pierre Niney, Gilles Lellouche, Anaïs Demoustier, Alain Chabat, Jonathan Cohen, Pio Marmaï, Edouard Baer, Didier Flamand, Jérôme Niel, Hakim Jemili, Agnès Hurstel, Nicolas Carpentier, Tom Dingler, Marc Fraize)
A journalist meets Salvador Dali several times as part of a documentary project.
Out of Competition
Fez Summer '55 (Country: Morocco; Year: 2023; Director: Abdelhai Laraki; Stars: Oumaima Barid, Mounia Lamkimel, Tarik Boukhari, Nabil Atif, Mohammed Nouaimane, Majida Benkirane, Mohamed Atef)
Summer 1955. Kamal, an 11 year old boy of the Medina of Fez, is experiencing the last months before Morocco's independence. Months that will change his life.
Great Sertão (Grande Sertão) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2023; Director: Guel Arraes; Writer: Guel Arraes, Jorge Furtado; Stars: Caio Blat, Luisa Arraes, Rodrigo Lombardi, Eduardo Sterblitch, Luis Miranda)
Thriller set in a future dystopia.
Her Body (Její telo) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia; Year: 2023; Director: Natálie Císařovská; Writer: Aneta Honzková, Natálie Císařovská; Stars: Natália Germáni, Denisa Barešová, Zuzana Mauréry, Martin Finger, Cyril Dobrý)
After an injury, an elite sportswoman moves into the world of pornography.
Kalman's Day (Szabolcs Hajdu) (Country: Hungary, Slovakia, US; Year: 2023; Director: Szabolcs Hajdu; Writer: Szabolcs Hajdu; Stars: Szabolcs Hajdu, Orsolya Tóth, Domokos Szabó, Nóra Földeáki, Imre Gelányi)
Relationship drama set over the course of a 'name day' celebration.
The Land Where Winds Stood Still (Zhel toqtaghan zher) (Country: Kazakhstan; Year: 2023; Director: Ardak Amirkulov; Stars: Zhanar Shokpanova, Salikh Beisenbai, Meirzhan Musakozha, Sagizbai Karabalin, Ersin Kalybaeva)
A mother's fight for survival with her two sons.
Lessons Of Tolerance (Country: Ukraine; Year: 2023; Director: Arkadiy Nepytaliuk; Writer: Ihor Bilyts, Arkadiy Nepytaliuk, Liudmyla Tymoshenko)
Ten uneasy lessons in a tiny apartment in Ukraine. Teacher Nadia launches an EU-funded LGBT+ acceptance program. A typically intolerant family hesitantly decides to sign up to receive tempting financial supplements. Their task is to spend 24 non-alcoholic days with Vasyl, who is gay but might also be a best friend, long-forgotten relative, good therapist, attentive social worker, or a plumber photographer.
Light Falls (Country: Greece, Georgia, Albania, Germany; Year: 2023; Director: Phedon Papamichael; Writer: Sven Dagones; Stars: Elensio, Makis Papadimitriou, Aulona Lupa, Jurgen Marku, Mateo Cingu, Lasha Zambakhidze, Silvio Goskova, Nikos Thomas, Dimitris Mamios, Christos Veliano, Juxhin Plovishti, Nini Nebieridze, Neville Jason Fahy, Katerina Webster, Genadios Patsis)
The Milky Way (Halav) (Country: Israel, France; Year: 2023; Director: Maya Kenig; Writer: Maya Kenig; Stars: Hila Ruach, Hadas Yaron, Orly Feldheim, Tali Sharon, Nuria Dina Luzinski)
Tala, 33, an Israeli offbeat musician, just had her first baby. Desperate to make a living and support her kid with no father in the picture, she takes up a job at the “Milky Way”, selling her breast milk.
Mrs (Country: India; Year: 2023; Director: Arati Kadav; Writer: Anu Singh Chandhary, Harman Baweja, Arati Kadav; Stars: Sanya Malhotra, Nishant Dahiya, Kanwaljit Singh)
A dancer marries into a family ruled by patriarchal ideas, who believe she should put domestic duties ahead of her dreams.
Nobody Leaves Alive (Ninguém Sai Vivo Daqui) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2023; Director: André Ristum; Writer: André Ristum, Marco Dutra, Rita Gloria Curvo; Stars: Fernanda Marques, Augusto Madeira, Andréia Horta, Rejane Faria, Naruna Costa)
Drama about the Colonia hospital, where those who didn’t fit the standards of society, or their family’s perception of it, was locked away, tortured, and killed.
Observing (Opazovanje) (Country: Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, North Macedonia; Year: 2023; Director: Janez Burger)
The true story of a live streaming of a beating that went viral is the starting point for this thriller.
Out of Competition
The Old Man And The Land (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Nicholas Parish; Writer: Nico Mensinga; Stars: Rory Kinnear, Emily Beecham, Roger Marten)
As the old man goes about his day to day toil on the land, his children squabble over its future.
Pelikan Blue (Kék Pelikan) (Country: Hungary; Year: 2023; Director: László Csáki; Writer: László Csáki; Stars: Nóra Trokán, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Renátó Olasz, Vivien Rujder, Miklós Kapácsy, Börcsök Olivér Benjámin, Gábor Csöre, Ágoston Kenéz, Vilmos Vajdai, Norman Lévai, Tegyi Kornél, István Kálmánczhelyi, Judit Csoma)
Your Mother's Son (Anak Ka Ng Ina Mo) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2023; Director: Jun Robles Lana; Writer: Jun Robles Lana, Elmer Gatchalian; Stars: Sue Prado, Kokoy de Santos, Elora Españo, Miggy Jimenez)
Uses a fake family to reflect on the political changes regarding drugs and destroyed families in his country under the ruthless President Rodrigo Duterte.
Out of Competition

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