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When Night Is Falling (4K Restoration)

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“I’d love to see you in the moonlight with your head thrown back and your body on fire.” Get swept away by the stunning 4K restoration of one of the most erotic sapphic romances to ever grace our screens. 

Long considered a pivotal addition to the LGBTIQ+ canon, When Night is Falling tells the story of Camille (Pascale Bussières), a professor at a Protestant college in Toronto who is engaged to fellow professor Martin (Henry Czerny). As “career Christians” they’re urged to get married so that they can become co-chaplains of the New College of Faith, but when Camille meets Petra (Rachael Crawford), a flamboyant performer in a Felliniesque circus troupe, she is inexplicably drawn. Camille pursues this sensual woman, throwing her whole conservative life – not to mention her engagement – into disarray.

From renowned filmmaker Patricia Rozema (I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing), this 1995 sapphic classic throws up a whole new meaning to running away with the circus.

Australian Premiere

1995 Sydney Film Festival – Audience Award  

“Rozema has created a joyous and entirely original portrait of the heavenly experience of coming out” – The Advocate

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About When Night Is Falling (4K Restoration)
  • Community

    Lesbian Bisexual Women
  • Director

    Patricia Rozema
  • Writer

    Patricia Rozema
  • Cast

    Pascale Bussières Rachael Crawford Don McKellar Tracy Wright David Fox Henry Czerny
  • Producer

    Barbara Tranter
  • Company Credits

    Courtesy of: Film Associates International
  • Program Strand

    Narrative Feature Retrospective
  • Blurb Writer

    Lisa Rose
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