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Bright Nights
Bright Nights
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914 Ratings

BRIGHT NIGHTS

Helle Nächte

Directed by Thomas Arslan
Germany, Norway, 2017
Drama

Synopsis

A father tries to rekindle his relationship with his son after years of absence and lack of communication. He takes him on a car ride across northern Norway, hoping it is not too late.

Synopsis

A father tries to rekindle his relationship with his son after years of absence and lack of communication. He takes him on a car ride across northern Norway, hoping it is not too late.

Our take

Berlin School veteran Thomas Arslan’s return to the German festival’s competition is a majestic yet intimate father-son road movie. With unassuming minimalism and a breathtaking use of landscape, Arslan charts both a geographical and an emotional journey infused with serene, affecting melancholy.