30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Sunlit Night Germany, Norway, USA 2019 | 92 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

David Wnendt

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.

rated for 0 + years
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.
Original title: The Sunlit Night
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English, Norwegian
Section: Freihafen
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: David Wnendt
Screenplay: Rebecca Dinerstein, David Wnendt
Cast: Jenny Slate, Alex Sharp, Zach Galifianakis, Gillian Anderson, Jessica Hecht, Justus von Dohnányi
Producer: Fabian Gasmia, Ruben Thorkildsen
Director of Photography: Martin Ahlgren
Music: Enis Rotthoff
Production Design: Kristine Wilhelmsen, Katie Hickman
Editor: Andreas Wodraschke
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Mr. Smith Entertainment
Production: DETAiLFILM GmbH; Ape&Bjørn
Contact: Fabian Gasmia, DETAiLFILM GmbH:


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