There Will Be No More Night (2020)

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“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.


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

The hypnotic meditation on modern warfare

– Cath Clarke, The Guardian, 24.1.2022

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

The rules do not let you engage in a combat that easily, but once you are in, it is even harder to get out.

– Marko Stojiljković , Review: There Will Be No More Night (2020), Ubiquarian, December 07, 2020

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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, Pravo Ljudski FF, Documenta Madrid, Novos Cinemas, DOC Point Helsinki IDFF, Docu Days UA, Gabes Cinema Tunisia, DocAviv, DOXA Vencouver, Costa Rica IFF, First Look NYC , Cinemancia Colombia, Seoul Women FF, Salina Doc, Arlington FF, Mar Del Plata - Festi Freak, Belo Horizonte IFF, Inconvenient Films
Cinema du Reel – Young Jury Award & Special Mention , Pesaro FF – Special Mention, Documenta Madrid – Cineteca Madrid Audience Award, Novos Cinemas – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Pontevedra – Best Film in the Official Selection & Special Mention of the Young Jury, Docu Days – Audience Award, Special Mention Docu/ World Competition, Saratov Sufferings - Best Film, Inconvenient Films - Best film, Nominated for Cesar Awards, FILM SINGULIER FRANCOPHONE award by Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma, Special Mention at Tempo Documentary FF Malmo, Special Mention - Sguardi Altrove Milan
World: Mubi, Cinemas France: UFO Distribution, Alternative Distribution: Docu Days Ukraine, VOD: Tenk, Draken Film (Sweden)

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.