All These Sleepless Nights
Dir. Michał Marczak. 2016. 100 mins. DCP. In this pulsating, seductive, immersive work, a clique of young partygoers—Krzysztof, Michał and Eva—perambulate Warsaw by night. Director Michał Marczak built his own equipment to allow greater fluidity of movement, and his decision, unique within contemporary documentary, to post-dub dance sequences, gives equal weight to music and dialogue. Built from intimate, collaborative encounters with his wide-eyed, at times painfully sincere young protagonists, the result is a nonfiction film tinted with the uncanny aura of dreams.”Marczak has captured the specifics of these young folks as they reel through a city that’s been born again, but the film should stir something true in the chest of anyone who ever was lucky enough to run free in their youth, even if only for a night.” —Alan Scherstuhl, 乡村之声.