Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Started in 1997, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival with the two sub-festivals, Just Film and PÖFF Shorts, has grown into one of the biggest film festivals in Northern Europe and busiest regional industry platforms. The 27th edition will take place from the 3th until the 19th of November, while the festival’s industry platform Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event will run from 13th until the 17th of November.

📆 The Tallinn Black Nights Goes to Cannes showcase will be held on Saturday 20 May 2023 from 14:15 – 16:15 (Palais K, Palais des Festivals).

Check out the teaser and find more project details below! 👇


Goes to Cannes


Category: Tallinn Black Nights Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Antonio Sequeira

Produced by: Joana Domingues, Steven Flynn (Caracol Studios Kurious Studios)

Country of production: Portugal, United Kingdom

Original title: OUTONO

Language: Portuguese, English

Runtime: 120 min

Completed in: 2023

A small town Portuguese family have to confront their new life and some uncomfortable truths after their son leaves to London for university. As he returns home at the end of each trimester for the school breaks (Winter, Spring, Autumn) he discovers that he is not the only one going through changes.

Goes to Cannes


Category: Tallinn Black Nights Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Facundo Escudero Salinas

Produced by: Nicolás Münzel Camaño (Pensilvania Films)

Country of production: Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Germany

Original title: FRAGMENTADA

Language: Spanish

Runtime: 105 min

Completed in: 2023

A police woman returns with her daughter to her hometown, from which she always wanted to escape in the Patagonia, to take care of her dying mother. The murder of an old friend’s daughter will keep her in that place longer than expected. She will try to solve a case that seems to matter to no one.

Goes to Cannes

Five and a Half Love Stories in an Apartment in Vilnius

Category: Tallinn Black Nights Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Tomas Vengris

Produced by: Uljana Kim, Alicia Ní Ghráinne, Roberts Vinovskis + Studio Uljana Kim / Tiger Darling Productions / Studio Locomotive

Country of production: Lithuania, Ireland, Latvia


Language: Lithuanian, English, Hebrew, Hungarian, Polish

Runtime: 112 min

Completed in: 2023

Five guests experience a crisis of love in an AirBnB in Vilnius; unaware of the stories that have transpired within the same walls and under the same bedsheets. Between each, the quiet cleaning lady, Jolanta, arrives to clean away the debris, while her own silent love story unfolds.

Goes to Cannes

One-dimensional Man

Category: Tallinn Black Nights Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Andres Puustusmaa

Produced by: Katerina Monastyrskaya, Roberts Vinovskis (Leo Films, Studio Locomotive)

Country of production: Estonia, Latvia


Language: Estonian, English, Russian, Chinese

Runtime: 105 min

Completed in: 2023

Raul was raised in a violent and pathological attitude, blindly driven by communist ideology. Driven by his jealousy of his wife and her bohemian lifestyle, Viktor, being a high ranking KGB officer, stated her as a predator against the Soviet nation, and one early morning she is taken by KGB agents.

Goes to Cannes


Category: Tallinn Black Nights Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Lukasz Karwowski

Produced by: Nadia Korotushka, Anastasiia Lodkina, Serg Demidov + FILM.UA Group, Ukraine, ZOOM MEDIA, Poland

Country of production: Ukraine, Poland


Language: Polish, Ukrainian

Runtime: 110 min

Completed in: 2023

A road movie about two Sisters – Polish and Ukrainian who set off from Poland to Ukraine to get their wounded father back home. They travel by car, hitchhike, on foot through destroyed Ukraine, while avoiding getting raped by Russians.