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Nuit #1 (Night #1)

Director Anne Émond
Year 2011
Run Time 91min
Genre Drama

Clara (Catherine de Léan) and Nikolaï (Dimitri Storoge) meet at a rave, and return to his apartment for what starts out as an ordinary one-night stand. Instead of parting, the two young lovers share their deepest secrets in a sprawling conversation that explores the realities of the double lives they both lead. Nicolaï is an immigrant who envisions big projects and has big ideas but never manages to realize them. Clara is an elementary school teacher by day and a compulsive party girl by night.

Revealing existential despair without succumbing to it, Nuit #1 is a refreshingly direct take on the difficulty of making meaningful connection.

The film won Best Canadian Feature Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.


Anne Émond

Émond’s debut feature, Nuit #1, won the Claude Jutra Award for Best Feature by a first time filmmaker at the 2012 Genie Awards. Her other credits include the shorts La vie commence, Sophie Lavoie and Plus rien ne vouloir, and the features Nelly and Les êtres chers, which received seven Jutra Award nominations and won for Best Direction. Her most recent film is Manuel de la vie sauvage.


Anne Émond


Catherine de Léan, Dimitri Storoge, Veronique Rebizov


Nancy Grant




Female Filmmaker

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

K Films Amerique