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2.7
40 Ratings

Endless Night

Nadie quiere la noche

Directed by Isabel Coixet
Spain, France, 2015
Drama

Synopsis

Greenland, 1908. Josephine, self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole.

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Endless Night Directed by Isabel Coixet

Awards & Festivals

Goya Awards

2016 | 4 wins including: Best Original Score

2016 | 5 nominations including: Best Lead Actress

Gaudí Awards

2016 | Winner: Best Makeup and Hairstyles

2016 | 2 nominations including: Best Visual Effects

Coixet takes us on her girls’ physical and emotional journey without ever skimping on pain, desperation, tenderness or coolness. While in the scenes with more action her limited expertise in this type of work is evident, in the more intimate moments, Coixet’s talent to deeply move us is on a par with My Life Without Me.
February 05, 2015
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Whatever isn’t made absolutely clear in the naked exposition of the dialogue is punctuated by unnecessary voiceover. Binoche’s Josephine practically delivers a PowerPoint presentation outlining her determination to meet up with her husband, explorer Robert Peary, on his 1908 expedition to the North Pole.
February 05, 2015
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The film’s overall lack of cinematic focus doesn’t help matters. Coixet’s camera clangs between three irreconcilable modes: glamorous closeups of Binoche; wide shots of the snowy tundra a la Nat Geo landscape porn; and dialogue scenes filmed with shakycam meant to give this 100 year-old story an in-the-moment vitality. Brisk editing between these shots make them play like a photo stream, preventing the genuine atmosphere of the Arctic from setting in.
February 05, 2015
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