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The Sunlit Night (2019)

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An aspiring painter meets eccentric locals and a fellow New Yorker while working on a barn in Norway.

Director:

David Wnendt

Writers:

Rebecca Dinerstein (screenplay by) (as Rebecca Dinerstein Knight), Rebecca Dinerstein (based on the novel by) (as Rebecca Dinerstein Knight)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenny Slate ... Frances
Alex Sharp ... Yasha
Fridtjov Såheim ... Nils
Gillian Anderson ... Olyana
Zach Galifianakis ... Haldor
David Paymer ... Levi
Jessica Hecht ... Mirela
Elise Kibler ... Gaby
Justus von Dohnányi ... Ian
Olek Krupa ... Vassily
Dan Puck ... Robert
Ginna Le Vine ... Janet
Malachy Cleary ... Mr. Mason
Anne Carney ... Mrs. Mason
Chris Carfizzi ... Timothy
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Set between New York City and the far north of Norway, The Sunlit Night follows American painter Frances and émigré Yasha as an unlikely pair who find each other in the Arctic circle. Frances has arrived to jumpstart her career while Yasha has come to bury his father in the land of the Vikings. Together under a sun that never quite sets, they bury the past and discover the future, and family, they didn't know they had.

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Drama | Romance

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Lovely to look at
6 August 2020 | by meduzahollywoodSee all my reviews

Very enjoyable, (as much as I hate to use the term) quirky, indie film about art, artistic growth and expression. Jenny Slate is the fish-out-of-water as she travels from Brooklyn to Norway, finding her "voice" along the way.

Not much dramatic tension or big moments but that's okay. Lovely to look at and listen to and any chance to spend time with Slate is worth it.


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Country:

Germany | Norway

Language:

English | Norwegian

Release Date:

17 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lofoten, Norway See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,437
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