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There Will Be No More Night

Dir. Éléonore Weber, France, 2020, 77´

Cinema du Reel, Indie Lisboa, Pesaro FF, Al Este FF, Amiens Film Festival, Camden IFF, Jihlava IDFF, Kasseler Dok Fest, ZINEBI Bilbao, IDFA – Paradocs

Awards: Cinema du Reel – Young Jury Award & Special Mention , Pesaro FF – Special Mention

Territories: World except of France

“There will be no more night” is based on video recordings from the American and the French armed forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria… The film diverts these propaganda images and shows how far the desire to see can lead to, when it is used without limit.

Category: Film Essey, Middle East, Military, Air Force, Amateur footage, Armed forces

Crafted with great narrative control, and subtly intermixing the pilots’ radio exchanges with multiple aerial shots, There Will Be No More Light is a highly accomplished film and a rather remarkable mise en scène experience in terms of its visual material, which is somewhat heavy-going in terms of its length, but which is ultimately lifted by the intelligence of its narration.

Fabien Lamercier, Cineuropa, 20.3.2020

In a long and fine tradition of anti-war films, Weber’s documentary is powerful and pointed.

Nick Holdsworth, Modern Times Review, March 9, 2020

DIRECTOR

Eléonore Weber is an author, a theatre and a film director. Her approach until now explores both the theatre and cinema languages. Regarding cinema, she directed a short and a medium length fiction film, Temps mort and Les hommes sans gravité. She has also directed a documentary, Night Replay (Arte –La Lucarne), co-written with Patricia Allio. The film relies on re-enactments from a role-play invented by migrants.

A film by Eléonore Weber

Produced by Gaëlle Jones, Perspective Films

Voice over: Nathalie Richard

Editing: Charlotte Tourrès, Fred Piet et Eléonore Weber

Sound editing: Carole Verner

Mix: Ivan Gariel

Coloring: Ishrann Silgidjian

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