08/02/2012 04:33 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mighty Movie Podcast: Anne Émond on Nuit #1

2012-08-02-Nuit1__dsc0803_410.jpgNuit #1 begins with its main characters, Clara (Catherine de Léan) and Nikolai (Dimitri Storoge), engaged in a superficial but strenuous bout of sex, having just met each other at a rave and retreated to Nikolai's sparsely appointed apartment. But, using the sheer shallowness of that physical coupling as a springboard, director Anne Émond delves deeper, as Clara and Nikolai begin to unburden themselves in a post-coitus confrontation that exposes their hopes, disappointments, fears, and desires.

Abandoning the by-now common widescreen format for a 35mm frame to enhance the intimacy of the drama, Émond stages an exchange between two souls that's spare and intimate, yet sears as hot as the most reckless of one-night stands. It's incisive, passionate drama that, frankly, blew me away.

Click on the player button to hear my interview with Émond, or right-click the title to download.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Anne Émond on Nuit #1

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