Screen International Critics Choice programme includes The Turin Horse, Tyrannosaur, The Artist and Las Acacias.

The Black Nights Film Festival, which runs Nov 18-30 in Tallinn, Estonia, will open with Icelandic comedy drama Either Way, directed by Gunnar Sigurdsson.

The opening night selection, which is about an odd couple of men working on Iceland’s roads, will also mark the start of the festival’s celebration of Icelandic cinema. Other selections include Vincent Morisset’s Sigur Ros documentary Inni, Runar Runarsson’s Volcano, and a retrospective of films by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, who will collect the Lifetime Achievement Award at Black Nights.

The festival will close with Palme d’Or winner The Tree of Life.

The Screen International Critics Choice programme includes Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse, Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur, Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, Pablo Giorgelli’s Las Acacias, Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist, The Dardenne Brothers’ The Kid With A Bike, and Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

The festival competitions include the Official Competition Eurasia, Tridens Baltic Film Competition, Heave(i)en Estonian Film Award and Competition for North American Indies. There are also sections including Panorama, which includes festival hits such as Dexter Fletcher’s Wild Bill and Nanni Moretti’s We Have A Pope.

Other sections include a documentary strand, a diversity section, fashion on film and screenings to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the festival.

The director of the Black Nights Film Festival Tiina Lokk said: “From the biggest names to those beginning to make names for themselves, the 15th anniversary of PÖFF is definitely one of our best programmes yet.”

The full programme is online now here.