Nuit #1 Reviews

October 16, 2019
But what makes this film truly stand out, is a twist to how such meetings normally end. Instead of parting ways after the affair, the two try to make it meaningful.
August 24, 2012
Like a filmed stage piece, a series of monologues in which the characters reveal their unhappiness without offering a hint that they might change.
August 11, 2012
Except for the graphic sex, this talkathong is pretty much a drag.
August 9, 2012
Returning to some of the same themes she explored in her short films, mond continues her smart contemplation of youth and the difficulties of making meaningful emotional connections in these times.
August 9, 2012
This is a different kind of movie, as graphic as porn, but not porn, not titillating and not unintelligent.
July 29, 2012
Conveys through soulless stranger sex, current youth's emotionally and economically distressed powerlessness, false freedoms and an absence of future. Much more than a love story, the film is possibly, according to mond, 'the night before revolution.'
July 27, 2012
[The] concept works because of two actors who are willing to bare their bodies and souls.
July 27, 2012
The two performances are phenomenal making mond's directorial debut an unforgettable experience.
July 26, 2012
Despite the allure of the actors and some witty lines, it's ultimately quite wearying to be confronted with such determination to turn youth and good looks into existential burdens.
July 26, 2012
They invest so much humanity in their miserable characters that despite your dislike, you empathize enough to think, there but for the grace of God.
July 26, 2012
Desperately ambitious yet emptily windy, unconvincing two-hander which purports to say something serious about modern-day romantic anomie.
July 26, 2012
In both its setup and its theme, Nuit #1 hopes to explore what it means to skip social precedents in order to go straight to something intimate, and whether those in-between stages can be revisited afterward.
July 24, 2012
Nuit #1 lingers on the combination of hunger and awkwardness that attends the best one-nighters, showing the unsexy details that most movies elide: interruptions for bathroom breaks, fumbling for condoms, the clumsy logistics of sharing a shower.
July 24, 2012
Both de Lan and Storoge give you peeks at the genuine anguish lurking underneath the characters' narcissistic bluffing and porno posturing, even if the script drowns their best moments in verbosity.
July 23, 2012
...there's no mistaking it for anything other than a narrow-minded bit of festival fare...
July 22, 2012
It works--quite successfully, in places--as a warming tonic against this emotional nippiness of the cinema of Canadian coldness.