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211 Ratings

All These Sleepless Nights

Wszystkie nieprzespane noce

Directed by Michał Marczak
Poland, United Kingdom, 2016


A new era is coming, and Warsaw stands uncomfortably at its edge. Art school classmates Christopher and Michal, on the precipice of their own coming of age, restlessly roam their city’s streets in search of living forever inside the beautiful moment.

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All These Sleepless Nights Directed by Michał Marczak
This is a movie that exists, from moment to moment, in the brief space between sunset and sunrise. It feels like a supercut of passionate memories, accordingly. Plotless and emphatically experiential, the movie has an almost dogged insistence on feeling spontaneous, sometimes to its detriment.
August 31, 2017
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Throughout, what makes All These Sleepless Nights distinct, beyond the three protagonists philosophical, artistic musings and their charisma, is the camera’s ability to convey the state of intoxication and the dreaminess of the nocturnal juvenilia.
April 13, 2017
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Part of the problem is that one after-party looks much like another, so stringing a bunch of them together, interspersed with scenes of people walking empty streets, merely creates a kinetic blur. Michal Marczak has neither fashioned nor stumbled upon much of a narrative, instead seeking to create the impression of a person “drowning in the present,” as Krzysztof puts it at one point.
April 12, 2017
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