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A Thousand Times Good Night

Erik Poppe’s latest film, A Thousand Times Good Night is another cinematic study of personal sacrifice. It is an attempt to understand the nature of it and to experience the stages a person goes through, while dealing with dilemmas and setting priorities in life.

From the very first scenes it is apparent how compelling and emotionally intense the film is. Even the viewers who go to watch it without knowing the plot will find themselves captivated much sooner than they would expect. In the opening scene, Rebecca (Juliette Binoche), a photojournalist, is standing between a group of women who . . .

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.