Nuit #1


Anne Émond —2011


Fiction / 91 min / 35mm / 1.37:1 / colour

Watch the Official Trailer on Youtube.com

Clara, 28, a Québécoise elementary school teacher, meets Nikolaï, a 31-year-old Ukrainian artist, at a rave in a loft. Soon they find themselves passionately embracing in Nikolaï’s apartment. They make love. After Nikolaï falls asleep, Clara begins to rummage through his notebooks, takes a bath and, before leaving, photographs him with her cell phone. He wakes up, angry to see her depart so savagely, and launches into his own form of interrogation. He begins to itemize what he already knows about Clara, despite not even knowing her last name. He recounts how she kisses, the marks on her body… As the night progresses, Clara and Nikolai bare their fears, regrets, disappointments and feelings of alienation. An exploration of sex, intimacy and love, Night #1 is a film about despair, individualism and the anxieties of belonging. It exposes the potential of even the most fleeting encounters.

Clara : Catherine De Léan
Nikolaï : Dimitri Storoge

Written and directed by: Anne Émond
Producer: Nancy Grant
Executive producer: Sylvain Corbeil
Director of photography: Mathieu Laverdière
Art director: Éric Barbeau
Costumes: Yola Van Leeuwenkamp
Editor: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Sound: Simon Gervais
Original score: Martin M. Tétreault

Prizes
Nomination, meilleur film, 14e Soirée des Jutra, Montréal, Québec, 2012
Nomination, meilleure réalisation, 14e Soirée des Jutra, Montréal, Québec, 2012
Nomination, meilleure actrice, 14e Soirée des Jutra, Montréal, Québec, 2012
Prix Claude-Jutra, 32e gala des prix Génie, Toronto, Ontario, 2012
Nomination, meilleure actrice, 32e gala des prix Génie, Toronto, Ontario, 2012
Pyrénée de la meilleure actrice, 2e Festival international du film de Pau, France, 2011
Prix de l'innovation-Daniel Langlois, 40e Festival du nouveau cinéma, 2011
Grand prix du jury, 28e Festival international du film francophone de Tübingen, Allemagne, 2011
Best Canadian Feature Film, 30th Vancouver International Film Festival, 2011
Mention spéciale du Jury, 36th Toronto International Film Festival (Canada First), 2011

Festivals
10e Journées du cinéma québécois en Italie, 2013
39th Festival International Filmwochenende Würzburg, Allemagne, 2013
8e Festival du Film français "Écrans d'hiver", Lituanie, 2013
26th Braunschweig International Film Festival, Allemagne, 2012
36th Mostra São Paulo International Film Festival, Brésil, 2012
28th Haifa International Film Festival, Israël, 2012
27e Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgique, 2012
6th Kaunas International Film Festival, Lituanie, 2012
9th Vladivostok "Pacific Meridian" Film Festival, Russie, 2012
9th Miskolc International Fil Festival, Hongrie, 2012
7th Cinematik Piešťany International Film Festival, Slovaquie, 2012
3th Zadar Film Forum Festival, Croatie, 2012
7th Sydney's Canadian Film Festival, Australie, 2012
24th Galway Film Fleadh, Royaume-Unis, 2012
12th East End Film Festival, Londres, 2012
14th Taipei Film Festival, Taïwan, 2012
2th Festival de Cine Distrital, Mexique, 2012
3th Berkshire International Film Festival, États-Unis, 2012
21th Minneapolis-St.-Paul International Film Festival, États-Unis, 2012
15th International Women's Film Festival Dortmund/Cologne, Allemagne, 2012
20th International Film Festival of Uruguay, Uruguay, 2012
27th Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexique, 2012
11th Istanbul International Independent Film Festival, Turquie, 2012
30ième Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal, Québec, 2012
41st Rotterdam International Film Festival, Pays-Bas, 2012
35th Göteborg International Film Festival, Suède, 2012
6e Rencontres internationales de cinéma de Vincennes, France, 2012
10th Pune International Film Festival, Inde, 2012
18th Palm Springs International Film Festival, États-Unis, 2012
2e Festival international du film de Pau, France, 2011
25e Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie, Moncton, Canada, 2011
15e Cinéma du Québec à Paris, France, 2011
31e Festival International du film d'Amiens, France, 2011
28e Festival international du film francophone de Tübingen, Stuttgart, Allemagne, 2011
45th Hof International Film Festival, Allemagne, 2011
40e Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montréal, Québec, 2011
16th Busan International Film Festival, Corée du Sud, 2011
27e Festival international du cinéma francophone de Namur, Belgique, 2011
30th Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada, 2011
36th Toronto International Film Festival (Canada First), Canada, 2011

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Photos credit : Yannick Grandmont