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There Will Be No More Night

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74 films in 13 categories
Eléonore Weber
France
76'


2020
Photo Film

V.O.

French

subtitles

English, Romanian


Original Title

Il n'y aura plus de nuit

CATEGORY

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

program

• 18 June, 21:00, CINEMA ELVIRE POPESCO INSTITUTUL FRANCEZ

(Competition)

The film will be screened in the presence of: Eléonore Weber


Eléonore Weber
Eléonore Weber is an author, a theatre and a film director. Her approach explores both the theatre and cinema languages. Regarding cinema, she directed a short and a medium length fiction film, ”Temps mort” and ”Les hommes sans gravité”. She has also directed a documentary, ”Night Replay,” co-written with Patricia Allio. The film relies on reenactments of a role-play invented by migrants.

synopsis

We find ourselves in a military helicopter above some regions of the Middle East. We see the world below us, potential enemies, or farmers working the land, both of them – silhouettes shining from the heat that they emanate. We are compelled to spend minutes on end in the mind of a killing machine, while the director’s voice echoes in the safety helmet, telling us about the irony of seeing a lot and understanding very little.
Apart from the enemies that are being searched, the camera of the helicopter also captures scenes that are not in the area of interest – a family playing a ball game, or a group of kids jumping around joyfully, unaware that they being watched by a force that flies over the playing field without mercy. The murderous gaze of the camera doesn’t even spare these moments that unfold in all their ordinariness and candour, and the atrocity of the film comes precisely from this milimetrical edge of doubt, from the very thin line between the real dangers and the innocents who could come into the air pilot’s visual field at any moment. Eléonore Weber’s film is, among other things, a manifesto on the humanity which lost itself in the era of military technology. And if modern technology is capable of subduing the night, the stars in the sky, however, cannot be taken down by a mere push of a button. (Andreea Chiper)

awards and festivals

Docudays UA  2021, DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 2021
Astra Sibiu International Film Festival
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2020
Cinéma du Réel 2020 - Prix Des Jeunes and Mention spéciale
Festival L’Europe autour de l’Europe 2020
IndieLisboa 2020
Pesaro Film Festival 2020
Festival ECRA 2020
Al Este Film Festival 2020
Festival International du Film d'Amiens 2020
Interférences Lyon 2020
L’Etrange Festival 2020, Camden International Film Festival 2020
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival 2020
ZINEBI International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao 2020
Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2020
Les écrans documentaires Arcueil 2020
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival 2020
Festival Cinemistica 2020
Atlantidoc 2020
DocumentaMadrid 2020 - Cineteca Madrid Audience Award
Novos Cinemas 2020 - First Prize and Special Mention of the Jury Award 

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