Spanish director Isabel Coixet’s Nobody Wants The Night is set to open the Berlin Film Festival on February 5. Above is a trailer for the Spanish-French-Bulgarian co-production that stars Juliette Binoche, Gabriel Byrne and Rinko Kikuchi. The English-language Arctic adventure will world premiere in competition.
Based on true events, it’s set in 1908 Greenland where Josephine Peary (Binoche), a proud, determined and naive woman, is on a quest to find her celebrated adventurer husband Robert Peary, a man who prefers glory and ice to the comforts of an upper-class home. During her search, she meets a young, but wise, brave and humble woman who is in love with, and pregnant by, the same man. The relentless landscape both separates and draws these two women together during the long, tense wait for the man they both love in such different ways.
Paris-based sales outfit Elle Driver, whose Farewell, My Queen opened the festival in 2012, is handling world rights. Wild Bunch has French distribution.