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2021 / Completed

Three sisters – Liis, Karin and Jane – have all reached a different breaking point in their lives. Liis has just graduated from high school and finds out that her planned future with her boyfriend may not be as certain as she thought. Older sister Karin, the first victim of their parents’ expectations, is trying to survive in a modern sexist business environment. The youngest of the sisters, teenager Jane, is trying to stand up to her party-loving friend’s pressure to be someone she is not. One fateful night reveals all the secrets and feelings these three have never dared to admit.

Director Priit Pääsuke
premiered his short fiction Black Peter at the 38th Tampere Film Festival in 2008 and won 11 prizes from 22 festivals across the world. In 2015, he premiered his feature length documentary debut Impromptu. Priit’s fiction feature debut The End of The Chain premiered at the Karlovy Vary IFF – East of the West competition programme in 2017. In October 2019, his second feature documentary Tõnis Mägi: Silence in Light premiered. Kids of the Night is Priit’s second feature film.

Youth comedy / 101 MIN / DCP / 2.39:1 / 5.1
Original title: Öölapsed
Genre: Youth comedy
Language: Estonian
Screenwriters: Ewert Kiwi, Mart Raun
Cinematographer: Mart Raun
Production Designer: Kadri Kuusler
Editor: Priit Pääsuke
Composer: Janek Murd
Sound Designer: Harmo Kallaste
Main cast: Grete Konksi, Piret Krumm, Alice Siil
Producer: Marianne Ostrat
Produced by: Alexandra Film
Domestic premiere: 9 July, 2021

Festivals & awards

Nordic Film Days Lübeck 2021 – competition program
Estonian Film & TV Awards 2022: 3 awards – Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay
4 nominations – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Costume Designer