We’ll show up to watch Juliette Binoche in pretty much anything, but toss Rinko Kikuchi into the mix, in a film directed by Isabel Coixet (“My Life Without Me,” “The Secret Life Of Words,” “Elegy“), in a based-on-a-true-story tale set in the arctic? Yes, please. That film is “Nobody Wants The Night,” and the first trailer has arrived.
Slated to open the Berlin International Film Festival next month, the movie is based on a true story, and is set in 1908, in the wintry reaches of Greenland. Here’s the official synopsis:
Josephine Peary is a mature, proud, determined and naive woman, in love with celebrated Arctic adventurer Robert Peary, a man who prefers glory and ice to the comforts of an upper-class home. For him she will face all danger, even risk her own life. Another woman, young but wise, brave and humble – Allaka – is in love with the same man, and expecting his child. The relentless icy landscape both separates and draws these two women together during the long, tense wait for the man they both love in such different ways. «Nobody Wants the Night» is a story replete with the passion, dignity and strength of these two women as they battle to survive in one of the most inhospitable places on earth.
This trailer seems more like a collection of scenes than a cohesive summation of the film, but the cinematography by longtime Coixet collaborator Jean-Claude Larrieu looks pretty terrific, and the setting for the movie alone lends itself to some pretty powerful imagery.
No release date or stateside distributor for this one yet, but we’d imagine more festival dates will follow. Watch below. [Twitch]