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PROGRAM - World Cinemascape - World Cinemascape: Masters for Shorts

World Cinemascape: Masters for Shorts

Bright Nights

DIRECTOR Thomas ARSLAN World Cinemascape: Masters for Shorts구분없음
Nation Germany, Norway 201786minDCPcolor Fiction
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Michael must travel to Norway for his father‘s funeral with his 14-year-old son Luis whom he has always had minimal contact. But their first trip together is much more difficult than expected.

Program Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
330 2017. 04. 30 14:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 5
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630 2017. 05. 03 14:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 5
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863 2017. 05. 05 20:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 5
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  • Review

    The film is simply about the conflict between Michael and his son Luis on their journey to Norway to take care of Michael’s belongings, who passed away. They haven’t been close to each other. The act of attending the funeral is the only link left to connect the two. The funeral symbolizes the weakening link between the family as well as a last resort to reconnect father-son relationship. Michael looks back at his relationship with his father while going through his stuff, realizing that Luis is in the position where he used to be. Michael and Luis ride and walk together in Norway to reestablish their relationship as if they´re going back in time. Thomas Arslan takes the old topic of the father-son relationship and pushes it straightly, depicting the moment of their change in time. It won the best actor at Berlin International Film Festival. [LEE Sang-yong]

  • Credit

    Director Thomas ARSLAN
    Screenplay Thomas ARSLAN
    Producer Florian Koerner von GUSTORF, Michael WEBER
    Cinematography Reinhold VORSCHNEIDER
    Editor Reinaldo Pinto ALMEIDA
    Sound Jochen JEZUSSEK, Chrisian OBERMAIER, Tormod RINGNES
    Cast Georg FRIEDRICH, Tristan GOBEL, Marie LEUENBERGER



Born in 1962, Germany. He studied Directing at Berlin DFF for six years. His name is associated with Angela Schanelec and Christian Petzold in the 'New German Wave' . He directed his first film, Brothers and Sisters(1996), Dealer(1999) and A Fine Day(2001), constituted a trilogy on the lives of people of Turkish origin in Berlin. Dealer won the Jury Prize at Berlin Film Festival. In the Shadows(2010) was screened at Jeonju IFF.