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1,000 Times Good Night

Tusen ganger God Natt

Luminary actress Juliette Binoche plays a war photojournalist torn between her passionate involvement with her work and commitment to her worried husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”) in this gripping, emotionally resonant drama.
Schedule
May 23, 2014
Friday
7:00 PM Harvard Exit Date has passed
May 25, 2014
Sunday
4:15 PM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed

Juliette Binoche simply and totally embodies a top war photojournalist torn between passionate involvement with her work and commitment to her worried marine biologist husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”) and two daughters in this moving meditation on duty and family. As Rebecca Thomas, a Dublin-based photog sent routinely into conflict zones, Binoche’s luminously multifaceted performance spans the emotional spectrum. Director Erik Poppe’s elegant film frames the 21st century discussion on women “having it all” (or not) in a subtle way, and offers no easy answers. Issues of relationship, security, need, and self-actualization are highlighted against the global significance of Rebecca’s dangerous work. On her latest assignment in Kabul, Rebecca documents the journey of a female suicide bomber, from her preparations—which evoke the fittings and rituals inside a bridal suite—through the aftermath of the bomb’s detonation. This time, that includes a punctured lung for Rebecca, who goes home to entertain the idea of settling down. But just as her shell-shocked family begins to recover, Rebecca’s eldest daughter Steph, who’s developed a good eye for pictures, proposes a trip to a refugee camp in Kenya. In a warm-hued cinematic palette, contrasting shots of children learning about sea creatures on the Dublin beach with those of children living with little opportunity are just two tender threads in this revelation on the complex nature of forgiveness and love.

Director Biography

Born in Oslo, Norway in 1960, Erik Poppe began his career as a photojournalist for Reuters news agency and the Verdden Gang newspaper. He then studied cinematography at the University of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre in Stockholm and began making commercials, music videos, and documentaries. He made his directorial debut in features in 1998 with SCHPAAA. His film Hawaii, Oslo (2004) showed at the MWFF and was Norway's submission to the Oscars® that year. He has also directed Troubled Water (2008).

Sponsored by W Seattle Hotel, The Art Institute of Seattle

Director: Erik Poppe
Principal Cast: Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lauryn Canny, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Larry Mullen Jr.
Country: Norway
Year: 2013
Running Time: 111 minutes
Producer: Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae
Screenplay: Erik Poppe, Harald Rosenløw Eeg
Cinematographers: John Christian Rosenlund
Editors: Sofia Lindgren
Music: Armand Amar
Website: Official Film Website
Awards: Montreal World Film Festival 2013 (Special Grand Prize), Chicago International Film Festival 2013 (Founder’s Award)
Filmography: Troubled Water (2008); Hawaii, Oslo (2004); Bunch of Five (1998)
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: Film Movement
International Sales: Global Screen
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