Krzysztof and Michal are living in curious times. As post-war Warsaw children, they have nary a worry with regards to life; where raves and electronic music are endless, and satisfaction is achieved by a bountiful supply of cigarettes and late-night musings. But when Michal’s ex-girlfriend Eva makes an appearance, their friendship is thrown into perspective.
Sundance-winning director Michał Marczak gambles daringly with a hypnotic blend of documentary and fiction. Constantly pushing and pulling at the threads of Krzysztof and Michal’s lives, he carefully constructs the loose and seemingly endless period that is one’s early 20s, made even more lyrical through his free-wheeling camera and fluid sense of time. As the fireworks and neon lights burn brightly outside, these Polish youth banter superfluously about happiness and gratification, driven by a restless desire to be truly alive.
- Michał Marczak, is a Polish cinematographer and director born in 1982. He studied film at the California Institute of the Arts and has won numerous awards including the HBO Emerging Artist Award for his past documentaries At The Edge of Russia (2010) and Fuck For Forest (2012). All These Sleepless Nights is his third documentary, which won him the Best Director Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
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