1,000 Times Good Night
Tusen ganger God Natt
Norway | 2013 | 111 minutes | Erik Poppe
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.
May 23, 2014
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May 25, 2014
AMC Pacific Place 11
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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.
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
|Principal Cast:||Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lauryn Canny, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Larry Mullen Jr.|
|Running Time:||111 minutes|
|Producer:||Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae|
|Screenplay:||Erik Poppe, Harald Rosenløw Eeg|
|Cinematographers:||John Christian Rosenlund|
|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)|
|US Distributor:||Film Movement|
|International Sales:||Global Screen|