Lars von Trier's Palme d'Or-winning Dancer In The Dark will open the 4th Black Nights Film Festival, which takes place in the Estonian cities of Tallinn and Tartu from December 3 to 10.

As the name indicates, the festival offers entertainment through Estonia's long and dark December nights, and this year will screen 125 features from 45 countries, as well as two animation programmes and the Baltic-Scandinavian sidebar, Baltorama. The festival doesn't have a jury, but two prizes, from the Estonian audience and the local film critics society, will be awarded.

Black Nights is one of the biggest international film festivals in the Baltics and is aiming for some 30,000 admissions this year.