Goodnight Nobody
dir. Jacqueline Zünd, Switzerland,Burkina Faso,China,Ukraine,USA, 2010, 77 mins
Screening times
May 11 21:00, Kinoteka 2
May 6 19:30, Kinoteka 2
May 7 20:00, Kinoteka 2
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Hypnotic journey through the night. By entering the minds of four insomniacs who are night people against their will, we experience their state of suspension between a realistic dream world and a dream-like reality. Following the rhythm of the night, the experience of sleeplessness is palpable - stimulating but also numbing - with an interplay between melancholy and martyrdom. These four insomniacs from four different continents guide us through their night, the night that imprisons them. One night full of darkness and solitude, one night with fear and pain, but also one night filled with beauty, fantasies and hope. These are fragments of life stories, told in concentrated silence. As each night hour is heroically defeated, carving a path towards morning, the first sunbeams are both a curse and a relief.

Goodnight Nobody takes us on a journey through night, space, and four ways of killing time. Four protagonists from four different continents share the same affliction: they can't sleep. Using varying tactics, they resign themselves to the fact that they must live around the clock without interruption. Their stories follow the rhythm of the night, like flickering dreams in deep sleep. Narrations become fragments, and the transition between reality and fantasy begins to blur, making the feeling of sleeplessness palpable. Goodnight Nobody is a hypnotic journey through the most beautiful of all film settings: the night.


Wybrane nagrody i festiwale /Selected festivals and awards : 2010 - Visions du Réel, Nyon, nagroda Regards Neufs /Visions du Réel, Nyon, Regards Neufs Prize, 2010 - Dok Leipzig, 2010 –MFF Taiwan Doc Fest/ Taiwan Intl Doc Fest, 2010 – FF Cambden/Cambden FF, 2010 - MFF Amsterdam/ IDFA.


Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Nikolai von Graevenitz, Lorenz Merz
Producent/Production: Patrick M. Mueller

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