IFFR KINO #42: Toute une nuit (1982)
- Chantal Akerman
- Aurore Clément, Natalia Akerman, Paul Allio
- drama, romantiek
- 90 minuten
Night. A door swings open. A woman throws herself into a man’s arms, holding her shoes in hand. A café. A man looks at a woman; as he gets up, so does she. Love at first sight. They plunge into each other’s arms and lose themselves in a dance. A phone rings, a man comes running, out of breath. Grinding music rings through the feverish night. A girl pulls herself against another girl. A woman throws open a door and storms up the stairs. A man grabs hold of a woman. Resistance. Two men break up. A wildly emotional woman hurls herself into a taxi. In a city, during a hot and tumultuous summer night, men, women and children are gripped by lust. Capable of anything, they let themselves get carried away by their delirious feelings, sometimes to the point of madness – as long as the night lasts. Akerman’s Toute une nuit is a film about the night, the night as experienced by the people of Brussels in many different ways.