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Day Night Day Night


Image of Day Night Day Night courtesy of IFC First Take Films

Day Night Day Night
Julia Loktev, 2006

preceded by Presto–Perfect Sound

Manon de Boer, 2006

Contemporary Screen + The Artists Cinema

During this summer's Contemporary Screen series of new international releases, you'll also see new short films by five leading international artists. These commissioned projects were made specifically to be screened before feature films--a lost tradition in cinema exhibition. The films have toured movie theaters in Britain, but the Wexner Center screenings mark the North American premieres of most of the shorts.

Fri, July 20, 2007 7 PM
Sat, July 21, 2007 7 PM

"The Cannes Film Festival's single most riveting work... an unforeseen tour de force. A genuinely unnerving and unexpectedly moving experience."--FILM COMMENT

In Day Night Day Night, her much-discussed debut film, Julia Loktev takes a provocative premise and pares it down to its essentials. A 19-year-old girl meets with three masked men in a hotel room. She receives instructions on how to perform her duties as a suicide bomber in Times Square and then is dropped on the street and left to her own devices. The result is a tense character study with a great attention to details and a mesmerizing central performance by newcomer Luisa Williams. (94 mins., 35mm)

Presto—Perfect Sound offers a short portrait of composer and violinist George van Dam performing a Bartok violin sonata. (6 mins., 35mm)

Day Night Day Night trailer:

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Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

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