Belgium | Bavo Defurne
On A Magical Night
In this playful new film from writer-director Christophe Honoré, we meet Maria, a woman with a wandering eye. After a heated argument with her husband of 20 years, spends the night in room 212 of the hotel across the street from their home. There, she has a bird’s eye view of her apartment, her husband, and her marriage. In this comic romp, she confronts her past lovers and relationships on one magical night, fantasizing about the lives she could’ve lived and wondering if she’s made the right decisions.
“Real emotions around loyalty, devotion and how to ensure love never dies. It is a film as charming as it is touching.” – Screen Daily
“Casts a warming glow that should attract incurable romantics, nostalgic cinephiles” – Allan Hunter, Screen International
“One hell of a fantasy… reverberates long after it’s over” – David Ehrlich, IndieWire
“On A Magical Night is an enchanting journey to be on” – Iana Murray, Little White Lies
“The first great romantic comedy of 2020” – Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast
U.S. Premiere at City of Lights – City of Angels French Film Festival!
Previous Virtual Cinema Engagements
Country of Origin: French
Running Time: 86 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
In French with English Subtitles