Bright Night
Filmfest 2014

German Age Rating

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It's supposed to be an idyllic, although melancholy weekend. Anna and Stefan, Bernd and Marc – two couples spend a few days in the countryside. The ever expanding open-cast coal mining operation, which will soon be swallowing the village, its woods and meadows, brings them back home. The place is almost deserted, the schoolhouse in ruins, even the graves have been exhumed and laid to rest elsewhere. Still, they're enjoying their visit. But coming back home seems to have a menacing effect on Anna. She and Bernd are haunted by nightmares, realities begin to shift. On top of that, Stefan is attracted by the polyamorous relationship of the two other men – a fact used by Marc to play mind games with Anna. She feels her well-structured life slipping out of control...

tags: Relationship, Memories, Queer, Guilt, Feature film

Cast: Anna Grisebach, Benno Fürmann, Vladimir Burlakov, Kai Ivo Baulitz


Screenplay: Florian Gottschick, Carsten Happe

Director of Photography: Jakob Seemann

Film Editor: Christoph Dechant, Özlem Konuk

Composer: Felix Raffel, Héctor Marroquin

Production Designer: Ane Nicolas-Rodriguez

Costume Design: Elisa Capell

Sound: Kai Ziarkowski

Producer: Anne-Kathrin Gliese

Production Company: almost famous Film- und Medienproduktion UG

World Sales: almost famous Film- und Medienproduktion UG

Director: Florian Gottschick