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No Day No Night

Delve into the profound complexities of human existence in a visually stunning and intellectually provocative exploration.
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In ‘No Day No Night’, David Baeumler’s avant-garde storytelling unfolds as a cinematic tapestry, transcending traditional narrative structures. The film’s three-part structure serves as a canvas for exploring the intricacies of the human experience. Jason Shald’s portrayal of Martin in the first part immerses viewers in the post-breakup turmoil, capturing the nuances of his social escapades. The second part introduces Sandra Kelberlau’s character, navigating the labyrinth of her own mind, raising questions about memory and identity.

The third act, featuring Douglas Bost and Carolyn Baeumler, takes a surreal turn as the young couple grapples with the revelation that the man recognizes everyone around him. This twist delves into the mysterious interconnectedness of individuals, adding a layer of complexity to the overarching narrative. Baeumler’s post-production wizardry is evident in the seamless montage of hundreds of 16mm film clippings, creating a visually stimulating and intellectually charged experience.

The film’s thematic depth extends beyond the immediate narrative, touching on profound concepts like love, loss, identity and human connections. Kevin Silva’s narration serves as a philosophical guide, posing existential questions that challenge the audience’s perceptions. The absence of a concrete narrative structure adds an element of ambiguity, turning the film into a melting pot of ideas drawn from psychology, philosophy, and humanity’s collective consciousness.

‘No Day No Night’ stands as an intellectual and artistic triumph, with Baeumler’s unconventional approach creating a unique cinematic language. The film’s beauty lies in its ability to provoke thought, evoke emotions, and offer an immersive experience that defies easy categorization – a true testament to Baeumler’s mastery of the craft.

No Day No Night Short Experimental Film

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Runtime: 16 min
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