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Documentary is one of the most flexible genres in filmmaking, and its definition is only stretched further in Polish filmmaker Michal Marczak’s new documentary film, “All These Sleepless Nights,” which is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this month.
Michal Huszcza and Krzysztof Baginski are balancing the fine line between youth and adulthood. From one adventure to the next, they navigate their “sleepless nights” toward finding the perfect moment and aim to live within it forever. In a world so content with being asleep, they thirst intensely for experiences that will pierce their senses and make them feel alive. Marczak’s film pushes the traditional boundaries of documentary practice in its blending of narrative and verité styles, and it opens the door to a new creative approach that can be taken to link emotion to truth.
Sundance’s Documentary Film Program director Tabitha Jackson states it best by defining the film as being “not about [anything], but then again, it’s about everything: Life, death and love.”
In this exclusive clip from “All These Sleepless Nights,” Huszcza and Baginski partake in a beach rave, where they blissfully take in the moment of unity with all the strangers around them. Watch the clip above.
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