Late Night Love

Programme
Shorts Alternatives

From the ancient Greek Gods to our dating app reality, love was (and will continue to be) frail, unwarranted and still feverishly pursued – in its many varieties. This Late Night Love programme is true to its roots: desire and its manipulation, fetish, racy spirit and still poignant observations.

The body is king here, both its various animation transformations and in its fiction incarnations. Women here become the protagonists and the initiators of the sexual play – which comes about in unexpected ways. There are dates gone terribly wrong, encounters that give more than what they promise, fantasies leading to full-scale adventures, and more sober stories with gripping insights.

A welcome indeterminacy permeates the films, and gives them their distinctive character; nothing can be pre-controlled, nothing is experienced the way it was fantasized, nothing is safe to assume as a given. Love and desire may fade away or find redemption; as for the trip itself, it is varied and volatile.

Screenings

Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn, Estonia
Screening130503 / Late Night Love
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center Tartu, Estonia
Screening132103 / Late Night Love
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia, Estonia
Screening145005 / Late Night Love
Screening duration

Films

Baltic Premiere

G A B R I E L

Local title
G A B R I E L
Director
Pierfrancesco Artini
Country
Spain
Year
2020

Agatha is struck by her husband's death. She feels old and lonely, yet she starts to experience unexpected sexual desires that would lead her to buy the ultimate version of a male sex robot, Gabriel. Will she find happiness?

Director
Pierfrancesco Artini
Runtime
Language
Spanish

Baltic Premiere

Little Miss Fate

Local title
Väike preili Saatus
Director
Joder von Rotz
Country
Switzerland
Year
2020

Little Miss Fate lives in a world driven by fate. When the opportunity arises, she slips into the role of the world leader. Unintentionally she creates a monster, which greedily wants to suck up all the love of the world. Overwhelmed by the rapid development, she loses control.

Director
Joder von Rotz
Runtime

Baltic Premiere

SPEED

Local title
Kiirus
Director
Ben Mitchell
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2019

First impressions are so important.

Director
Ben Mitchell
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

Tithonos & the Goddess of Dawn

Local title
Tithonos ja koidujumalanna
Director
Jörg Weidner
Country
Germany
Year
2019

The Goddess of Dawn is cursed to love mortals. She wants one of her lovers – the trojan prince Tithonos – to stay at her side forever and he is granted immortality from Zeus. Unfortunately she forgot to ask for eternal youth as well.

Director
Jörg Weidner
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic Premiere

CRAZY

Local title
Hull
Director
Inari Sirola
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2019

What is the crazy stigma women get in dating context? What is the culture around it? In this short we ridicule the crazy-stereotype in a form of - crazy.

Director
Inari Sirola
Runtime
Language
English

Farce

Local title
Farss
Original title
Farse
Director
Robin Jensen
Country
Norway
Year
2019

A man, a woman and a meat grinder. Love is messy.

Director
Robin Jensen
Runtime

Fail in Love - Berlin

Local title
Armastuse võrgustik
Original title
L'amour a ses réseaux - Petit Piment
Director
Cécile Rousset, Romain Blanc-Tailleur, Adrienne Nowak
Country
France
Year
2020

Do you have to ask permission to kiss your Tinder date’s best mate? Tess never thought she’d have to ask. We’ve all heard hilarious confessions about dating-app experiences. At a time when more than 180 million people worldwide are using dating-app such as Tinder, Happn, Bumble, Grindr, etc., "Berlin" is part of the series FAIL IN LOVE which brings up to the audience 13 of the funniest, most unexpected and awkward online dating stories. It gives a strong insight of the new ways of seduction that are profoundly remodelling our relation to sex, love and relationship. For better… or for worse!

Director
Cécile Rousset, Romain Blanc-Tailleur, Adrienne Nowak
Runtime
Language
French, English

Baltic Premiere

Alive

Local title
Elus
Original title
Alive
Director
Jimmy Olsson
Country
Sweden
Year
2020

Victoria is in a wheelchair and Ida works as her assistant. When Victoria meets Ida's boyfriend, something happens to her: she also wants closeness and love. Ida helps her make a Tinder profile and soon afterwards Viktoria gets a match with Håkan. Ida becomes worried about how she will handle the situation, even more when she sees how Håkan looks.

Director
Jimmy Olsson
Runtime
Language
Swedish