In Cannes from May 18th to 25th

Directed by

Sarah Kern

AFTER THE NIGHT

Après la nuit
Directed by

Sarah Kern

Year:

2024

Country:

FRANCE

Language:

French

Genre:

Psychological Drama | Live-action

Runtime:

10 minutes

Synopsis

A young doctor, Lucas, impulsively resigns during a night shift. In the parking lot, he leaves a voicemail for his father to announce his decision. Frantically, his father tries calling him to persuade him to reconsider, while a mysterious man asks him to use his cell phone.

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Why we love it

We loved AFTER THE NIGHT for its simplicity and its mastery in building tension. It’s a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, questioning facades, delicately crafted and thought-provoking.

About the director

Sarah Kern was born in Laguna, in the South of Brazil. After her studies in journalism, she moved to Paris, France, where she went to ESRA film school and shot her first music videos. A cinephile since a young age, she soon made her way into fiction with AFTER THE NIGHT. Sarah is currently editing her second short film, an experimental fiction shot in her Brazilian hometown. She is also developing her first feature film project and preparing to shoot a documentary about a French war photographer.

Intention Note

Why we love it

We loved AFTER THE NIGHT for its simplicity and its mastery in building tension. It’s a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, questioning facades, delicately crafted and thought-provoking.