All These Sleepless Nights

Circle Fund


Julia Nottingham


Lucas Ochoa


Marta Golba


Michal Marczak


Thomas Benski


Production support


What does it mean to be truly awake in a world that seems satisfied to be asleep? Christopher and Michal push their experiences of life and love to breaking point as they restlessly roam the streets of Warsaw in search for answers.

Warsaw - like Berlin of the early 2000s - is now Europe’s emergent creative capital, teeming with en vogue twenty-somethings trying to discover their place in a city uncomfortably torn between its traumatic past and the bold future that always seems just out of reach. All These Sleepless Nights captures the essence of this transformative time from the perspective of a restless group of students, who, looking like they’re straight out of a Godard film, roam their city’s streets in search of what it means to be truly awake when everyone else seems satisfied to be asleep.

A painful breakup between one of these most sensitive students, Christopher, and his girlfriend sets events in motion. Christopher vows to pick up the pieces of his life by using his new-found freedom to the fullest. With his friend Michal as mentor and guide, Christopher experiences a saturnalia of a summer, falling in love again and learning more about himself in months than he has in years. Soon, however, Christopher starts to see the shortcomings of his friends, lovers, and entire social milieu. All These Sleepless Nights is a cinematically styled immersion into the heart and mind of this quiet hero who wants what he can’t have, but never stops wanting it nonetheless. It is a tribute to a generation awake enough to dream.