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A New Film Documents The Excitement Of Warsaw Nightlife

Clubbing in Warsaw has become so good that its scene has earned its own artsy, intense depiction on the silver screen: All These Sleepless Nights.

The film uses a “free-form” approach to recreate the magic of spending a youth in the Polish capital today by following two main characters from beachfront open-airs to dark nightclubs and dawn strolls down the city’s main thoroughfares. Director Michal Marczak told Dazed that he spent six months partying in Warsaw to get an idea of what the art and clubbing related scene is like there. One of the shots in the trailer shows a boozy night on what appears to be the steps of the Palace Of Art And Culture, which suggest that perhaps he attended a certain popular underground that takes place there during the course of his research.

According to Marczak, the film captures the contemporary zeitgeist in Polish clubbing at a time when the country is taking on its independence decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain. “I think the real independence—the independence of the mind, the economic independence—only really happened about five or six years ago,” he told Dazed. “That was when we stood on our own two feet, developed our own style, our own culture. We stopped looking towards the west, stopped copying Berlin or London or Amsterdam.”

All These Sleepless Nights premiered at Sundance Film Festival last year and will screen this week at the Barbican in London. We don’t have word on when it will see a wide release, but you can preview the film below.


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