International Competition

All These Sleepless Nights

Michal Marczak
Screening time  
01.03. / Wednesday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 3  
04.03. / Saturday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 3  
Coming-of-age film set against the backdrop of hip Warsaw nightlife about two young men true to life but stereotypes at the same time.

Director Michal Marczak tests the limits of the documentary in this story about two students on the verge of adulthood: it’s never entirely clear whether events have been staged for the camera or actually happened. The style changes abruptly from one scene to another – one moment it’s narrative, and the next more cinéma vérité. Conversations shift discreetly into voice-over. Marczak ran into Krysztof and Michal at a house party in Warsaw. After three months of intensive contact, he started filming them and continued for a year and a half. He recorded the lives of two young men for whom the night is never over. They smoke, do drugs, hit on girls and break the world record for mindless chatter. They are true to life but stereotypes at the same time, in a coming-of-age film set against the backdrop of hip Warsaw nightlife.


Michal Marczak

Michał Marczak is a Polish director, cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. He studied directing at the California Institute of the Arts and is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. His feature-length film Fuck For Forest is considered to be the most highly screened Polish Documentary of 2013. Michal directed At the Edge of Russia, a feature length, hybrid fiction-documentary which garnered him the HBO Emerging Artist Award and Filmakers Award at Hot Docs and numerous other accolades at festivals worldwide.

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Poland, Great Britain
2016, 103'

Directed by:
Michal Marczak

Screenplay by:
Michał Marczak

Michał Marczak, Maciej Twardowski

Edited by:
Dorota Wardęszkiewicz

Marta Golba, Julia Nottingham, Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa

Produced by:
Endorfina Studio, Pulse Films

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival 2016 – Directing Award, World Cinema – Documentary; T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival 2016 – Audience Award; Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2017 – Cinema Eye Honors Award; IDFA 2016; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016; True/False Film Fest 2016; Hot Docs 2016; Sarajevo Film Festival 2016; Raindance Film Festival 2016; Reykjavík International Film Festival 2016; Stockholm Film Festival 2016; Polish Film Festival 2016