Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2023

View other Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Films by strand: Baltic Film Competition, Best Of Festivals, Children's Competition, Children's Rights Programme, Critics' Picks Competition, Doc@PÖFF, ECFA Competition, Estonian Olympic Committee Sports Film Programme, European Green Capital 2023 Presents: PÖFF Environmental Film Programme, First Feature Competition, Flowers Are Not Silent. Resistance Films Of Belarus, Focus: Serbia and SEE* Neighbours, International Youth Competition, Midnight Shivers, Offical Selection, Opening Film And Galas, Rebels With A Cause, Science360°, Screen International Critics' Choice, Special Screenings, Youth Programme

Tesis Tesis
Tesis and Take My Eyes
The Candidate (El Reino, The Realm) (Country: Spain; Year: 2018; Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen; Writer: Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen; Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Mónica López, Josep Maria Pou, Nacho Fresneda, Ana Wagener, Bárbara Lennie, Luis Zahera, Francisco Reyes, María de Nati, Paco Revilla, Sonia Almarcha, David Lorente, Óscar de la Fuente, Mona Martínez, Pepe Ocio)
Manuel, an influential deputy secretary of an regional government who has everything going his way, finds himself fighting for survival when news of his involvement in a corruption ring leaks out.
Close Your Eyes (Cerrar Los Ojos) (Country: Spain; Year: 2023; Director: Victor Erice; Writer: Víctor Erice, Michel Gaztambide; Stars: Jose Coronado, Ana Torrent, María León, Soledad Villamil)
The story of an actor who disappears during filming a project after falling off a cliff into the sea. Years later he reappears, but without knowing who he is or anything about his previous life.
Take My Eyes (Te Doy Mis Ojos) (Country: Spain; Year: 2003; Director: Iciar Bollain; Writer: Iciar Bollain, Alicia Luna; Stars: Laia Marull, Luis Tosar, Candela Pena, Rosa Maria Sarda, Sergi Calleja, Kiti Manver, Elisabet Gelabert, Nicolas Fernandez Luna, Dave Mooney, Chus Gutierrez)
Domestic abuse and its aftermath, Spanish style.
Tesis (Snuff, Thesis) (Country: Spain; Year: 1996; Director: Alejandro Amenabar; Writer: Alejandro Amenabar; Stars: Ana Torrent, Fele Martinez, Eduardo Noriega, Nieves Herranz, Rosa Campillo, Miguel Picazo, Javier Elorriaga)
A student, researching violence in film for a thesis, discovers an active cell of snuff moviemakers.
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) (Country: Spain; Year: 1988; Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Writer: Pedro Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Jean Cocteau; Stars: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, María Barranco, Rossy de Palma, Kiti Mánver, Guillermo Montesinos, Chus Lampreave, Eduardo Calvo, Loles León, Ángel López de Andrés, Fernando Guillén, Juan Lombardero, José Antonio Navarro, Ana Leza)
As she doggedly searches for her inconstant lover, protagonist Pepa serves as the common thread linking absurd situations with insights into the bizarre lives of numerous characters.

59th New York Film Festival early bird highlights Futura, Jane By Charlotte, James Baldwin: From Another Place and The Velvet Underground

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:


UK Jewish Film Festival

The larges documentary festival in the US

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
One of the largest film gatherings in northern Europe

Belfast Film Festival

In the Archive

Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.