In Québec, Mexico and Asia, three woken dreamers answer to the pressing call from the images and melodies that inhabit them, by day and by night. Haunted by an absence, a departure, or an urging need to go towards the other, Éliane, Romes and his father Pablo choose to act before it’s too late.
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What an interesting move. I am a fan of slow films and this certainly is. About midway thru, I found myself thinking that I would like to live within the film for a while. I really enjoyed the point of view of the cinematographer. The dialog was so sparse that it gives you time to think about the these people and maybe to also trade places with one of them for a while.
We might say that STILL NIGHT asserts itself as kind of spiritual cinema for which it may more broadly be advocating. I think the implicit idea is that both through meditation on lived experience and through terrestrial travel one may be able to achieve something like perspective. Focusing on three characters individually may also be a means to achieving perspective. Goyette's film is, alas, one of excessive laxity.
Înfățișând trei continente și trei suflete rătăcitoare, "Mes nuits feront echo" e un film ambițios despre solitudine transparentă, nenorocire adîncă și regret înverșunat din fiecare viață ale lor. Dar nu-mi place acest film pentru că e sărăcăcios, nefocalizat și prea dependent de lirism neinteresant. // 3つの大陸と3つの彷徨える魂を描く今作は彼らの透明な孤独や深い苦悩、それぞれの人生への後悔についての志高い作品だ。しかし貧相で取りとめもなく、つまらない詩情に頼り過ぎ故、この映画を好きにはなれない。
The nearer you get to death, the more you think about life. Would you want to know when a moment will become your last moment?
“Two blind people holding hands still won’t see the light. They’ll just go into the darkness together, less miserable”. If only the entire film had been as intimate and genuine as part three, it would’ve made a fantastic film. It’s been shot really well.
A very peculiar movie. It's very much a narrative film but the main character seems to keep us at a healthy distance. She seems to be suffering from the worst of all afflictions, loneliness and despair. The nice part of the film is that it doesn't try to provide any solutions it just shows the struggle to keep going when one has lost interest in this world.
A very slow-paced movie that manages to touch very deep topics for humans. Death, time and love. Although it isn't a very entertaining movie, I feel that it will manage to talk directly to any spectator and make it think about it's life. Where is it right now? And where is it heading to?
Bravo Sophie Goyette for trying to capture the subtle meshing of inner life & the outer world, to express this grace. A keen sensibility is needed to find the right images & sounds, & apply them. At times she came close, felt as a soft magnetic pull. More often captured mood than essence; not exacting enough, consistently. But the effort is inspiring. I have faith, & look forward to more.