“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.
1995 Sydney Film Festival – Audience Award
“Rozema has created a joyous and entirely original portrait of the heavenly experience of coming out” – The Advocate