Emotional detachment is a career advantage for journalists and photographers, but less welcome within the demanding confines of domestic life.
That’s what war photographer Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) discovers in the career-versus-motherhood drama 1,000 Times Goodnight. Her husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) doesn’t mince words about her wandering eye: “You come home and we’re happy, but all the time you’re just waiting for that next shot…. These kids can’t live in constant fear that their mother’s gonna die.” At one point, Marcus even shoves his wife out of their home in anger.
Interestingly, director Erik Poppe reportedly based part of the film on his own experiences as a foreign photojournalist in the 1980s.
The newly cut trailer for the US market shows Poppe’s photographic eye, with bursts of light and color and poignant close-ups of Binoche.
A Thousand Times Goodnight will open in the US on October 24.