Nuit Blanche (SHORT FILM)

Shot in a style that renders it both an explicit homage to cinema noir and an exploration of fantasy and surrealism, “Nuit Blanche” (2010) is nothing short of exquisite. The title translates literally from the French as “white night.” The production company is Spy Films. The director is Arev Manoukian. The idea is this:

Nuit Blanche explores an experience many of us have lived before — a fleeting yet powerful connection with a perfect stranger. Set in a dark cobblestone street in the 1950’s, a man catches the gaze of a woman in a cafe across the street. This split-second moment becomes suspended in time, as the two gravitate towards each other in a hyper real fantasy where nothing can hold them back.

The execution is magical.

For the curious, there’s a rather fascinating accompanying documentary detailing the making of the film.

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Posted on September 13, 2012, in Cinema Purgatorio and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Nuit blanche is literally translated as white night but means a night where you stay up all night

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