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Quake (Rappumine)
Engaging Icelandic mystery-drama about a fearful yet resilient woman strikes beats of positivity and inspiration - from the Current Waves section of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The King of all the World (El Rey de todo el Mundo)
Octogenarian filmmaker and DOP join forces in order to create a film exuding youth, while also paying tribute to Spanish/Mexican music and dance - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Killing the Eunuch Khan
The seductive aesthetic of a nightmarish vision fails to engage with ideas and themes - rudderless Iranian film plays in the Official Competition section of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Wait (Odotus)
Slow and straightforward drama set during Finnish summer meditates on love, betrayal and brutal honesty - from the 25th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Wedding Day (Wesele)
Humorous beats of debauchery at a wedding offsets the visceral memories of ethnic cleansing in Poland - plays in the Official Competition section of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, running from 12-28th November. [Read More...]

Big Night
One of the Philippines' most prolific and audacious directors takes aim at Rodrigo Duterte's catastrophic war on drugs with a very fast-paced comedy - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Zuhal
Turkish comedy with shades of Murakami uses a lost cat to explore contemporary Turkish society — live from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival! [Read More...]

Make the Devil Laugh
Modern, heart-wrenching samurai fable exposes a ruthless and deeply xenophobic Japanese society driven by greed - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Alice, Through the Looking: À la recherche d’un lapin perdu (In Search of a Lost Rabbit)
British cinema gets an injection of French philosophy in this bizarre, meandering, metafictional post-Brexit extravaganza [Read More...]

Her Way (Une femme du monde)
Veteran theatre, TV and film actress Laure Calamy is finely directed in this powerful debut film exploring the cross-border German-French sex work industry - live from Tallinn! [Read More...]

Feature Film About Life (Ilgo metro filmas apie gyvenimą)
A young woman is suddenly thrust into adulthood in this bittersweet reflection on life and death - expanding the auto-fiction form in novel ways. [Read More...]

The Red Tree (El árbol rojo)
This Colombian road trip is both an exploration of nation and character, a modest yet touching drama — live from Tallinn Film Festival! [Read More...]

Zeria
The first human being born in Mars returns to Earth in order to meet his grandfather, in this expressionist Belgian sci-fi - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Dear Thomas (Lieber Thomas)
Biopic of East German writer and filmmaker Thomas Brach reveals a deeply subversive artist who finds comfort on neither side of the Wall - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Immersion (Inmersión)
This Chilean drama is the kind of well-made thriller that makes you think while you squirm — live from Tallinn Film Festival. [Read More...]

Dozens of Norths (Ikuta no Kita)
The long-awaited first feature from a legend of Japanese animation, this trip through the darkest places on earth more than meets expectation. [Read More...]

The Shape of Things to Come (Tiempos Futuros)
A man and his son are hell-bent on bringing rain to the dry and dusty capital of Peru, in this contemporary sci-fi drama - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Fest [Read More...]

A Place Called Dignity (Un Lugar Llamado Dignidad)
Child abuse, torture, Nazism and religious mortification come together to horrifying results, in this shockingly powerful Chilean film based on real events - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Memoria
One of the 21st century's greatest directors returns with, unsurprisingly, another masterful work of slow cinema — live from Tallinn Film Festival. [Read More...]

The Score
Watching this film is like being promised a gourmet steak but the food arrives late and straight out of the microwave. [Read More...]

Blind Love
This impressive Kenyan debut explores magic and alcoholism in fascinating ways — straight from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

Songs for a Fox (Dainos Lapei)
Lithuanian fantasy drama investigates the power of dreams; sadly the outcome is soporific rather than oneiric - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Life Suits Me Well (La vie me va bien)
A touching portrait of mental deterioration and its effect on family in 1990s Morocco. Live from the Tallinn Film Festival! [Read More...]

No Looking Back
Mother and grandmother fight over a child with all weapons available, in this blood-soaked slapstick comedy from Russia - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Herd Immunity
Drinking from the same well as French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville, Kazakh director creates an invigorating gangster picture - from the Official Competition section of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Other Cannibals (Altri Cannibali)
The spirit of Ben Wheatley is transplanted to South Tyrol in this effective horror-comedy blend - live from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

Other People (Inni ludzie)
A panoramic portrait of Polish life is provided in this epic hip-hop opera, showing off the storytelling possibilities of the rap form. [Read More...]

The List of Those Who Love Me (Beni Sevenler Listesi)
As his business deteriorates, a high-end drug dealer is forced to seek new suppliers and grapple with a string of louche characters - Turkish tribute to Scorsese and the Nouvelle Vague premieres at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Precious Ivie (Ivie wie Ivie)
The Afro-German experience is captured with great sensitivity in this must-watch drama debut — live from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

The Gentiles (Las Gentiles)
Two Spanish girls contemplate a suicide pact as they grapple with the malaises of adolescence, in this tender and realistic drama - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Who is Sleeping in Silver Grey (Bai tian zong shi tai guo man cahng)
Beautiful yet baffling, this Chinese arthouse film is a transportive yet frustrating experience — live from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival! [Read More...]

Troubled Minds (Nemierīgie prāti)
Two brothers bristle against in each other in both life and work in this searching yet surprisingly touching art-world satire. [Read More...]

Captain Volkonogov Escaped
Defector of Stalin's barbaric secret police seeks forgiveness from the family members of the people he executed, in this very bizarre political fable - live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

A Vanishing Fog (Entre la Niebla)
Father and son cling to their misty and mystical land despite the constant menace from outsiders - strangely beautiful Colombian film premieres at Tallinn [Read More...]

Mukagali
Biopic of one of Kazakhstan's greatest poets is imbued with sadness, lyricism and stunning imagery - live from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Dark Heart of the Forest (Le coeur noir des forêts
The woods is a breeding ground for new potential in this moody Belgian drama — live from Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

Tenzin
A character study of a Tibetan exile in Canada is rich in philosophy while ultimately lacking a sense of dramatic conviction. [Read More...]

Occupation (Okupace)
Czechoslovakian-Soviet relations are bitterly investigated in this taut black comedy thriller — live from Tallinn Film Festival. [Read More...]

The Radio Amateur (El radioaficionado)
A man with autism finds his mental difficulties come under great strain in this touching seaside drama from the Basque region. [Read More...]

What Went Wrong (Que Hicimos Mal)
Filmmaker seek to reconcile with her past dalliances in this highly confessional and inventive blend of fiction and documentary - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Perpetuity
Post-apocalyptic Hungarian drama set in a near-future reveals a Europe plagued with violence, and devoid of hope and solidarity - from the Tallinn Black Night Film Festival [Read More...]

Animals
Homophobia reveals its ferocious and bestial face, in this punch-in-the-face Belgian real-life drama that will stay with you for a long time - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Nr 10
A frustrated actor has more secrets in store than anyone could have anticipated, in this very bizarre and bewitching Dutch-Belgian production - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

The Cloud & The Man (Manikbabur Megh)
This whimsical Indian tale explores man's desire to break free from everyday monotony in surprising and strange ways. [Read More...]

Yanagawa
Chinese and Japanese sensibilities blend seamlessly, in this quiet and lyrical drama set in Yoko Ono's birth place - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Made on the Rooftop
Two gay friends find themselves unexpectedly growing up in a warm-hearted film from activist and filmmaker Kim Jho Gwang-soo - from the London Korean Film Festival [Read More...]

Shades of the Heart
Quiet divorcé returning from England seeks glimmers of hope in his native Seoul, in this poignant and thought-provoking Korean drama - from the London Korean Film Festival [Read More...]

My Sunny Maad
A young European woman marries an Afghan man and moves to Kabul to start a family, only to clash with the cultural customs - Czech animation premiered at Raindance. [Read More...]

Aloners
A loner reconsiders her attitude towards life after a number of sobering events - from the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Escape from Mogadishu
North and South Korea must coincide in order to escape war-torn Somalia, in Ryoo Seung-wan’s award-winning thriller - from the London Korean Film Festival [Read More...]