Day Night Day Night

Film, Drama

Time Out says

Ambitious but flawed study of a 19-year-old girl who arrives in New York on a mission to blow herself up in Times Square. As she makes her preparations, holed up in a dreary hotel, acting on instructions from unseen or masked collaborators, Loktev refuses to provide any clues as to why her protagonist has chosen such an unusual fate - save, perhaps,  the belated (and trite) suggestion that she’s left a loveless home. Consequently,  the film - shot largely in close-up in long wordless takes, as if Loktev’s been OD-ing on the Dardennes’ films but learning nothing from them - reveals little and feels painfully slow: overly reliant on a weak lead performance,  it drags so much that you’re left almost wanting the bomb to go off. 



Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

Julia Loktev
Julia Loktev
Luisa Williams
Josh Phillip Weinstein
Gareth Saxe
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