They say there’s no rest for the wicked, and here we are not two weeks removed from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival ready to satiate your appetite for new stories. It would seem that the most wicked of them all is finally making its long awaited theatrical run in the form of Robert Eggers’ hauntingly authentic The Witch, a meticulously designed and shot film that summons the terror of colonial era New England and its most notorious legend.
The music pounds, young people flirt and dance and mope and opine, and the camera swings all around them, doing more than just watch. The camera is a participant, dancing with its subjects, trying to register each shade of their emotions. Welcome to the world of All These Sleepless Nights, the latest film from Polish director Michal Marczak (Fuck For Forest). Boldly programmed in the World Documentary Competition at the Festival, the movie is unlike any other work of nonfiction you’ve seen.