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298 Ratings

Toute une nuit

Directed by Chantal Akerman
Belgium, France, 1982
Drama, Avant-Garde


A number of couples meet, make love, part, dance, drink, eat, talk on the phone and sleep during a hot summer night in Brussels.

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Toute une nuit Directed by Chantal Akerman

Critics reviews

The biggest point of contention is its veritable assembly of participants, far from minimal, but even in Akerman’s use of excess, she exudes a sort of minimalist maximalism, succesfully visualizing that very economical dichotomy.
October 19, 2018
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Although her narrative approach retains an edge of abstracted essentialism and her visuals remain stark and unfussy, the mood Akerman weaves in Toute Une Nuit has a peculiarly classical feel, calling back to a bygone romanticism of directors like Max Ophuls, Vincent Minnelli, Billy Wilder, Jean Renoir.
September 30, 2017
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