The Night of All Nights


TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 9:30 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre Mon, Apr 30, 2018 12:45 PM
Fox Theatre Fri, May 4, 2018 9:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Germany
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Aging & the Elderly
East Asia
LGBT Cultures & Issues
Love & Relationships
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Yasemin Samdereli
Producer(s):Anja-Karina Richter
Arne Birkenstock
Christian Becker
Editor(s):Mechthild Barth
Writer(s):Nesrin Samdereli
Yasemin Samdereli
Cinematography:Marcus Winterbauer
Composer:René Dohmen
Joachim Dürbeck
Sound:Filipp Forberg
Guido Zettier
Stefan Korte


Four couples, each together for over 50 years, share their secrets for long-lasting love. A Japanese pair forced to marry, an Indian inter-caste love marriage, a prickly German union and a gay couple from the United States show how their partnerships have evolved over a lifetime. In a series of When Harry Met Sally–style interviews, the couples speak openly and honestly about sex, commitment, aging and what it means to be with the same person for over half a century; what brought them together and keeps them together; and the one thing all of the relationships have in common. Featuring claymation from award-winning animator Izabela Plucinska, director Yasemin Samdereli exhibits an uncanny ability to bring each couple's love and humour to the screen. She pieces together a delightfully satisfying portrait of romantic partnership, intimacy and affection seen through four different cultures and styles of expression. Angie Driscoll

Additional Information

CBC - "What's queer at Hot Docs? A guide to everything LGBTQ at North America's biggest documentary event."

Women and Hollywood - "Hot Docs 2018 Women Directors: Meet Yasemin Samdereli - "Night of All Nights.""