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Night and Day

1991

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  • In Night and Day, insomnia seems a kind of precondition for utopian romance — a sentiment expressed at the very outset by Jack and Julie as they lie together in bed: “Are you sleeping?” “No. Are you?” “No.” “You and I never sleep.” “Never when we are together.” “We like movement better.” “Yes, it’s true.” “When I sleep, I don’t live.” “Neither do I.” “Right now, I prefer living.” “So do I.”

  • ...The film barely exploits either the melodrama or the suspense inherent in such a plot; it is, above all, an ambient, atmospheric film – luxuriating in the atmosphere of emotions, free (like in Agnès Varda’s Le bonheur, 1965) of any moral guilt or remorse on Julie’s part.