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The Sunlit Night

OT: The Sunlit Night

David Wnendt // Germany, Norway, USA, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2019



In the bright nights of Norway, a young artist falls in love not just with the beauty of the Nordic landscape. For artist Frances, the summer begins disastrously: her long-planned art project falls apart, her boyfriend throws her out of their house in the Hamptons and, while her younger sister celebrates her engagement, her parents announce they’re getting divorced. Alternating between panic and frustration, Frances impulsively takes on an art residency in Norway and spends the following weeks in the remote Lofoten Islands, on which the sun never sets. But in the seclusion of the mountains love unexpectedly finds Frances.


Since his neo-Nazi drama Combat Girls (2011) DAVID WNENDT (*1977) has been one of the most popular directors in Germany. With his film versions of the best-selling books Wetlands (2013) and Look Who’s Back (2015) he also became known to a wider international audience.


The Sunlit Night

Fiction Feature

English, Norwegian


Germany, Norway, USA


92 min

OV with German subtitles

David Wnendt

Rebecca Dinerstein, David Wnendt

Jenny Slate, Alex Sharp, Zach Galifianakis, Gillian Anderson, Jessica Hecht, Justus von Dohnányi

Fabian Gasmia, Ruben Thorkildsen

Martin Ahlgren

Andreas Wodraschke

Enis Rotthoff

Kristine Wilhelmsen, Katie Hickman

Mr. Smith Entertainment

DETAiLFILM GmbH; Ape&Bjørn

Fabian Gasmia, DETAiLFILM GmbH: info@detailfilm.de

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