Nuit #1

Canada 2011, Feature film, 91’ |Director, Screenplay Anne Emond | DoP Mathieu Laverdière | Editor Mathieu Bouchard-Malo | Sound Simon Gervais | Music Martin M. Tétreault | Cast Catherine De Léan, Dimitri Storoge | Producer Nancy Grant | World Sales Wide Management

Clara is 28, a teacher, and lives in Québec. At a rave she meets the Ukrainian artist Nikolaï and lands up in his apartment. When Nikolaï is asleep, Clara takes a bath, goes through his personal belongings and takes a final photo of him before she disappears. But Nikolaï wakes up, fetches Clara back and tangles her up in a question and answer game. Although he doesn’t even know her surname, he already knows some intimate things about her: how she kisses and what special features her body has … The longer the two of them talk, the more they open up to each other, and their one-night-stand turns into a cathartic night of self-reflection. They talk about their loneliness, their fears, describe their disappointment and the feeling of alienation.
Nuit#1 is a filmic essay about hopelessness, individualism and fears of commitment, but at the same time  shows the force that can emanate from a fleeting acquaintance.

 

Biography
In 2005, the Canadian screenwriter and filmmaker ANNE EMOND achieved a Bachelor Degree in Film production from Université du Québec à Montréal. In the last five years, she has written and directed seven short films. During the 2009 Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, she won the Coop Vidéo Award for Best Direction for her short film L’ordre des choses. Naissances was selected for Canada’s Top Ten 2009 Palmares, and won the prize for Best narrative short film at the last edition of the Brooklyn International Film Festival.

 

Films by Anne Emond
Plus rien ne vouloir 2011 | Sophie Lavoie 2010 | Projet mosaïque – portrait de Catherine Martin 2009 | Naissance 2009 | L’ordre des choses 2009 | Frédérique au centre 2007 | Juillet 2006

 

Awards for ›Nuit#1‹
Prix de l’innovation-Daniel Langlois, Festival du nouveau cinéma, 2011 | Bester kanadischer Spielfilm, Vancouver International Film Festival 2011 | Lobende Erwähnung der Jury, Toronto International Film Festival 2011

 

 

Anne Emond
Canada
2011
Feature Film
2012
Debut Feature Film Competition