New East Cinema: All These Sleepless Nights (15*) + ScreenTalk with director Michal Marczak

6.30pm / Hosted by James King

29 March 2017
Cinema 1
The ScreenTalk following this subtitled screening will benefit from additional British Sign Language interpretation

Sitting somewhere between fiction, documentary and ‘constructed reality’, All These Sleepless Nights is an ode to the vibrancy of modern-day Warsaw, a city in a state of flux suspended between its traumatic past and a future powered by a new generation bursting with energy.

Director Michal Marczak chronicles several months in the lives of art school friends Kris and Michal, who together resolve to experience life to the limit. Marczak follows the two young men as they roam the city at night, floating from party to party, encounter to encounter, romance and heartbreak, all the way accompanied by pulsing DJ beats. As they chain-smoke, drink, and dance with abandon in city squares and makeshift clubs, the film effortlessly captures the energy, freedom and nonchalance – even if fleeting – of youth.

The film was awarded the Best Director prize in the World Cinema – Documentary section of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Audience Award at the 2016 T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival in Poland.

Poland 2016 Dir Michal Marczak 102 min

Produced by Pulse Films and Endorfina Studio

New East Cinema is a film series presented in collaboration with Calvert 22 Foundation, curated by The New Social: a cultural collective bringing contemporary cinema from eastern Europe and beyond to London.

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