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All These Sleepless Nights

Michał Marczak
Wszystkie nieprzespane noce
Poland, UK  2016 / 100’
Audience Award
Ana, mon amour

People spend about seven months of their lives having sex, two weeks eating chips, and two years being bored, explains Krzysiek, the main character in All These Sleepless Nights, an award winner at Sundance. In his case, however, boredom is certainly not an issue. Having recently broken up with his girlfriend, he launches himself back into a busy social life. Along for the ride is his best friend, Michał. They hang out together in Warsaw's back-alleys, club hopping, hitting on girls, sharing secrets, and suffering from hangovers. The director of Fuck for Forest moves from the jungles of South America to the urban jungle. During this nocturnal odyssey through clubs and house parties, empty streets, and the crowded, raucous banks of the Vistula, the line between feature and documentary is blurred: the characters in the film are played by his friends, and many of the scenes are improvised. By using fluid camera movement and dynamic editing, he manages to reproduce the chaotic rhythm of the city, which is emphasized by the film's frenetic soundtrack. All These Sleepless Nights is an authentic portrait of two "innocent sorcerers" of the 21st century driven by stimulants and youthful hopes and illusions.

Mariusz Mikliński

Michał Marczak

Born in 1982, Michał Marczak is a Polish director. He studied Direction at the California Institute of the Arts, and he also completed Andrzej Wajda's Masterclass in Film Direction in Warsaw. He made a documentary in 2010 called At the Edge of Russia about the inhabitants of a military base on Cape Chelyuskin. The film captured a number of awards, including at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto and at Visions du Réel in Nyon. He made his next film in 2012, the controversial Fuck for Forest.

Filmography

2010 Koniec Rosji (doc.)

2012 Fuck for Forest (doc.)

2016 Wszystkie nieprzespane noce / All These Sleepless Nights

Cast & Crew

director Michał Marczak
screenplay Michał Marczak, Katarzyna Szczerba
cinematography Michał Marczak, Maciej Twardowski
editing Dorota Wardeszkiewicz
music Lubomir Grzelak
cast Krzysztof Bagiński, Michał Huszcza, Eva Lebuef
producer Marta Golba, Thomas Benski, Julia Nottingham, Lucas Ochoa
production Endorfina Studio, Pulse Flms
sales Endorfina Studio
language Polish, English
colouration colour