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Bright Nights

Original title: Helle Nächte
German title: Helle Nächte
Germany, 2017

Director: Arslan, Thomas
Production company: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber/Berlin
Co-producers: MER Film, FilmCamp, WDR
Age recommendation: 15 years and up
Length: 86 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
Berlin-based engineer Michael must travel to Norway for his father's funeral. When his sister is unwilling to travel, Michael decides to take along his 14-year-old son Luis, with whom he has always had minimal contact. Michael hopes to bond with Luis while exploring the remote region of northern Norway for a few days. But their first trip together is much more difficult than expected. Daily interaction is unfamiliar territory to both, and Luis obviously holds a grudge because of his father's negligence. But during these longest days of summer, Michael is determined to break a bittersweet father-son pattern.

Festivals:
Berlin IFF 2017 (awarded), Hong Kong IFF 2017, Jeonju IFF 2017, BAFICI IFF 2017, Shanghai IFF 2017, Zlin 2017

World sales address/es:
Match Factory (D)

Sold to:
Piffl (D)