"Life is short, we have to keep dreaming", a woman says at the start of this sensitive debut film. The three chapters of Still Night, Still Light are named for the searching main characters, each of whom could use such wisdom: Eliane, a young Canadian woman who gives piano lessons in Mexico; Romes, her gentle employer; and Pablo, Romes' father, who whiles away his days in a nursing home. They all seem to be waiting for something: a sign from a deceased loved one, a last good conversation.
All three of them hope to find happiness elsewhere. Eliane has swapped cold Canada for dangerous Mexico, and Romes and Pablo are setting off together on a last trip to China. “We try to do our best in a world we don’t control”, Romes says of his attempts to do the right thing. He sees life as like driving a car in fog: even though you can’t see what’s ahead, you just have to have faith.

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International title
Still Night, Still Light
Filmmaker
Sophie Goyette
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Canada
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
98’
Language
French
Producer
Sophie Goyette
Production Company
Production Zocha
Sales
La Distributrice de Films
Writer
Sophie Goyette
Cinematography
Léna Mill-Reuillard
Editor
Sophie Goyette
Sound Design
Simon Gervais
Music
Éliane Préfontaine
Cast
Éliane Préfontaine, Gerardo Trejoluna, Felipe Casanova
Website
http://www.ladistributrice.ca/catalogue-films/mes-nuits-feront-echo/