Endless Night (2015 film)

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Endless Night
Nadie quiere la noche.jpg
Film poster
Directed byIsabel Coixet
Produced byJaume Roures
Written byMiguel Barros
StarringJuliette Binoche
Rinko Kikuchi
Gabriel Byrne
Music byLucas Vidal
CinematographyJean-Claude Larrieu
Edited byElena Ruiz
Production
companies
Mer Film
New Art Productions
Noodles Production
One More Movie
Distributed byFilmax (Spain),
Release date
  • 5 February 2015 (2015-02-05) (Berlin)
  • 30 October 2015 (2015-10-30) (Spain)
Running time
118 minutes
CountrySpain
France
Bulgaria
LanguageEnglish

Endless Night (Spanish: Nadie quiere la noche) is a 2015 drama film directed by Isabel Coixet. It was selected to open the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.[1] The film is set in 1908 in Greenland and is an international co-production between Spain, France and Bulgaria.[2] The film premiered with the title Nobody Wants the Night. Following poor reviews and sales the film was recut by Coixet and released under the title Endless Night.[3]

Plot[edit]

Greenland, 1908. Josephine, the confident and bold wife of the famous Arctic explorer, Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole. She meets Allaka, an Eskimo girl who is pregnant.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film received negative reviews after its Berlin premiere. Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian gave the film two stars out of five and observed that "[t]he film is possessed of blandly humanistic flavours, new-agey gestures and quaint stereotypes".[4] The Hollywood Reporter called it "inconsistent" and "a mixed bag".[5] In his review for Variety, Guy Lodge wrote that "[the film] is dramatically as pallid and lifeless as the frozen tundra on which it takes place".[6] Indiewire's Jessica Kiang criticized the script and Coixet's direction, adding that "whenever it threatens to find its way, it soon loses it again".[7]

The film received a warmer reception in Coixet's native Spain after its November release, getting three and four-star reviews from outlets such as El Mundo, Cinemanía and La Vanguardia.[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards Category Nominated Result
30th Goya Awards[9] Best Film Nominated
Best Director Isabel Coixet Nominated
Best Actress Juliette Binoche Nominated
Best Cinematography Jean-Claude Larrieu Nominated
Best Art Direction Alain Bainée Nominated
Best Production Supervision Andrés Santana and Marta Miró Won
Best Costume Design Clara Bilbao Won
Best Makeup and Hairstyles Pablo Perona, Paco Rodríguez H. and Sylvie Imbert Won
Best Original Score Lucas Vidal Won

See also[edit]

  • Survival film, about the film genre, with a list of related films

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barraclough, Leo (9 January 2015). "Berlin Film Festival to Open with Juliette Binoche Starrer 'Nobody Wants the Night'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Isabel Coixet's Nobody Wants the Night to Open the 65th Berlinale". Berlinale. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Endless Night - Metro Films International". Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  4. ^ Peter Bradshaw. "Berlin 2015 review: Nobody Wants the Night – Juliette Binoche's Arctic role requires more defrosting". the Guardian. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  5. ^ Boyd van Hoeij (5 February 2015). "'Nobody Wants the Night': Berlin Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  6. ^ Guy Lodge. "'Nobody Wants the Night' Review: Juliette Binoche, Rinko Kikuchi Get Snowbound - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  7. ^ Jessica Kiang (5 February 2015). "Berlin Review: Isabel Coixet's 'Nobody Wants The Night' S - The Playlist". The Playlist. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  8. ^ SensaCine. "Nadie quiere la noche: Críticas de prensa". SensaCine.com. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  9. ^ "'The Bride' Leads Spain's Goya Award Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 December 2015.

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