Clara is 28, a teacher, and lives in Québec. At a rave she meets the Ukrainian artist Nikolai and lands up in his apartment. When Nikolai is asleep, Clara takes a bath, goes through his personal belongings and takes a final photo of him before she disappears. But Nikolai wakes up, fetches Clara back and tangles her up in a question and answer game. Although he doesn’t even know her surname, he already knows some intimate things about her: how she kisses and what special features her body has. The longer the two of them talk, the more they open up to each other, and their one-night-stand turns into a cathartic night of self-reflection. They talk about their loneliness, their fears, describe their disappointment and the feeling of alienation.
Nuit #1 is a filmic essay about hopelessness, individualism and fears of commitment, but as the same time shows the force that can emanate from a fleeting acquaintance.
Awards for ›Nuit #1‹
Prix de l’innovation-Daniel Langlois, Festival du nouveau cinéma 2011 | Bester kanadischer Spielfilm, Vancouver International Film Festival 2011 | Lobende Erwähnung der Jury, Toronto International Film Festival 2011
In 2005, the Canadian screenwriter and filmmaker Anne Emond achieved a Bachelor Degree in Film production from Université du Québec à Montréal. In the last years, she has written and directed numerous short films. During the 2009 Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, she won the Coop Vidéo Award for Best Direction for her short film L’ordre des choses. Naissances was selected for Canada’s Top Ten 2009 Palmares, and won the prize for best narrative short film at the last edition of the Brooklyn International Film Festival.
Films by Anne Emond
Plus rien ne vouloir 2011 | Sophie Lavoie 2010 | Projet mosaique – portrait de Catherine Martin 2009 | Naissance 2009 | L’ordre des choses 2009 | Frédérique au centre 2007 | Juillet 2006