Archive of films To the Night / To the Night

Austria / USA
2018, 102 min

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Year: 2018

As a child Norman survived a fire that took the rest of his family. As an adult he is still struggling with the resulting trauma, and he finds it difficult to start a new life with his girlfriend and little boy. An oppressive atmosphere, subtle hints, and spectacular images playing upon the subconscious – these are the primary attributes of this brutally intimate study of a wounded individual. Captivating Caleb Landry Jones excels in the main role.


Norman has never come to terms with the fire that, in his childhood, took away all those closest to him. His inner sorrow and feelings of guilt prevent him from starting a new life with his girlfriend and son. Although the fire took everything, it now becomes a path to dealing with his trauma. Gifted director Peter Brunner ramps up the near physical intensity of the viewer’s experience via the thoughtful use of unspoken hints and images, which assail the associative processes of the subconscious rather than the rational mind. Starring the captivating Caleb Landry Jones, the story presents one man’s desire for a life unburdened by trauma, but while doing so it offers up a spectacular and brutally intimate study of a wounded individual.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Peter Brunner

Peter Brunner. Selected filmography: My Blind Heart (2014), Those Who Fall Have Wings (2015)


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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Director: Peter Brunner
Screenplay: Peter Brunner
Dir. of Photography: Daniel Katz
Editor: Peter Brunner, Oliver Neumann
Art Director: Katie Hickman
Producer: Oliver Neumann, Sabine Moser
Production: FreibeuterFilm
Coproduction: Loveless, Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion
Cast: Caleb Landry Jones, Eléonore Hendricks, Jana McKinnon, Christos Haas, Abbey Lee
Sales: Reel Suspects


Peter Brunner

Film Director

Klara Veegh


Oliver Neumann


Caleb Landry Jones


Christos Haas


Jana McKinnon


Sabine Moser


Eleonore Hendricks


Carly Hugo


Matthew Parker



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