My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days

Co-presented by the Polish Cultural Institute New York, BAMcinématek & Cinespia

“A sweeter, more contented day trip through the Zulawski safari park” — Michael Atkinson, “Exile Cinema”

A most whimsical, hurly-burly quasi-autobiographical love romp from the master of operatic intellectual romance! French pop star Jacques Dutronc (also starring in The Important Thing Is To Love) is a genius computer programmer diagnosed with a terminal brain disease, and Sophie Marceau is the flighty main attraction of a hilariously surreal mentalist nightclub act. Embarking on a billowy, tempestuous May-September fling (mirroring Zulawski and Marceau’s own marriage), they both move through their respective childhood traumas, while simultaneously racing to retain Lucas’ grasp of language. A pastel-and-neon poetic feast not only on the visual level, but also literally, My Nights… astounds with its lush wordplay — for the only way that Lucas is able to progressively battle his own evaporating mind is to speak with increasingly rhyming and metaphorical flourishes, until the entire world becomes one big sweet-toothed, Zulawskian word-association game. Full of delicate surprises, My Nights… remains one of its director’s greatest, most “complex explorations of the frightening and all-consuming nature of love.” (BAMcinematek)
Dir. Andrzej Zulawski, 1989, 35mm, 110 min.

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