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Jan 09, 2015:
Isabel Coixet's Nobody Wants the Night to Open the 65th Berlinale

The 65th Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 5 with the world premiere of Nobody Wants the Night, the most recent work by Spanish director Isabel Coixet. It will participate in the international competition.

The Spanish-French-Bulgarian co-production takes place in 1908, in the Arctic seclusion of Greenland. The adventure film focuses on courageous women and ambitious men who put anything at stake for love and glory.

Juliette Binoche in Nobody Wants the Night by Isabel Coixet

The ensemble cast includes international stars such as French actress and Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (Camille Claudel 1915, The English Patient), Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, The Brothers Bloom) and Irish film artist Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing). Filming took place in Bulgaria, Norway and Spain.

“I'm very pleased that Nobody Wants the Night will open the 2015 Berlinale. Isabel Coixet has created an impressive and perceptive portrait of two women in extreme circumstances,” says Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale. “It will also be the first film to be screened in Dolby Atmos® in our Berlinale Palast.”

Six films by Isabel Coixet have already been presented in various sections of past Berlinale programmes, including My Life Without Me (2003) and Elegy (2008) in Competition. In 2009 Isabel Coixet was member of the festival’s International Jury.


Press Office
January 9, 2015

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