V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Helle Nächte

V' 17

Helle Nächte

Thomas Arslan
D/NO, 2017
Fiction, 84min, OmdU

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Helle Nächte

Thomas Arslan
D/NO, 2017
Fiction, 84min, OmdU

Actors: 
Georg Friedrich
Michael
Tristan Göbel
Luis
Marie Leuenberger
Leyla
Hanna Karlberg
Cecilia
Screenplay: 
Thomas Arslan
Sound: 
Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Camera: 
Reinhold Vorschneider
Editor: 
Reinaldo Pinto Almeida
Composer: 
Ola Fløttum
Decoration: 
Reinhild Blaschke
Costume: 
Anette Guther

Production: 
Schramm Film Koerner & Weber
World Sales: 
The Match Factory
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Verleih
Format: 
DCP
Color

A road trip through northern Norway with a father and a son who do not know each other: “Directed by a consummate artist unafraid to let the work speak for itself, Thomas Arslan’s BRIGHT NIGHTS feels like a breath of fresh air. Starring Georg Friedrich (surprise winner of the Berlinale Best Actor prize) as Michael, a divorcé who after the death of his father attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage son, BRIGHT NIGHTS finds Arslan continuing to move away from the austere urban genre scenarios he and his Berlin school affiliates built their reputations on, towards more ambiguous, existentially inclined narratives predicated on emotionally unmoored people navigating remote environments. Like GOLD (2013), BRIGHT NIGHTS is a beautifully shot, episodically plotted road movie given to long bouts of silence and lengthy passages of languid, seemingly uneventful observation. (Jordan Cronk)

In the presence of Thomas Arslan.

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