Nuit #1

Kanada 2011, Spielfilm, 35 mm, Farbe, 91’ | Regie & Buch Anne Emond | Bildgestaltung Mathieu Laverdière | Schnitt Mathieu Bouchard-Malo | Ton Simon Gervais | Musik Martin M. Tétreault | Darsteller_innen Catherine De Léan, Dimitri Storoge | Produzentin Nancy Grant | Weltvertrieb 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.


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


Thursday, 19 April 2012, 8.00 p.m., Odeon 1, Ticket

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