INTO THE NIGHT
"Set in the lurid perpetual neon burn of the nighttime city, with its 24 hours stores and restaurants, INTO THE NIGHT explores sleeplessness and its discontents. A searching, revelatory film, a sleep noir journey, tracing one night of Mangaard's own endless exhaustion- and everyone else's.
Mangaard, desperate for some rest submits herself to a sleep clinic. She talks with wonderfully lucid hollow-eyed fellow travellers about their varying worlds of sleep deprivation. She muses on sleeplessness in history, sometimes employing witty passages of animation to assist in her speculations (Benjamin Franklin, Charles Dickens, and Winston Churchill were all famous insomniacs) and searches through the past for keys to sleeplessness in the present.
An unforgettable guide to the netherworld of shadows and exhaustion, INTO THE NIGHT is a cinematic sojourn into the realm of the insomniac - the tracking of a vivid mind moving through the artificial day of night, searching for rest. " Gary Michael Dault
“a poetic affecting look at insomnia…beautifully shot by ace cinematographer Peter Mettler” Slomo Schwartzberg, POV