Bright Nights

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Bright Nights (Helle nachte)

Directed by Thomas Arslan

  • Germany, Norway 2017; 86 min
  • Original version: German, English
  • Genre: Drama
    • Silver Bear for Best Actor (Georg Friedrich) - Berlin IFF

Synopsis

Berlin-based engineer Michael must travel to Norway for his father‘s funeral. His sister is unwilling to go, and Michael is left alone with his 14-year-old son Luis, with whom he has always had minimal contact. Michael tries to bond with Luis while exploring the remote region of northern Norway for a few days. But their first trip together is much more difficult than expected. Daily interaction is unfamiliar territory to both, and Luis obviously holds a grudge because of his father‘s negligence. But during these longest days of summer, Michael is determined to break a bittersweet father-son pattern.

Production

  • SCHRAMM FILM KOERNER & WEBER

     

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