Quiver Distribution has released the official trailer for director David Wnendt’s upcoming comedy film titled The Sunlit Night, starring Jenny Slate as a struggling artist looking for some inspiration in Norway. Also starring Gillian Anderson and Zach Galifianakis, the film is scheduled to be released on Friday, July 17 in theaters, on digital and on VOD. Check out the video in the player below!
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Based on author Rebecca Dinerstein’s novel, The Sunlit Night follows the story of an aspiring painter from New York City to the farthest reaches of Arctic Norway for an assignment she hopes will invigorate her work and expand her horizons. In a remote village, among the locals, she meets a fellow New Yorker, who has come in search of a proper Viking funeral only to find that the Chief is but a re-enactor from Cincinnati. The eclectic crew ranges from “home” to “lost,” within the extreme and dazzling landscape of the Far North. Under a sun that never quite sets, and the high standards of an unforgiving mentor, Frances must navigate between ambition, desire, obligation, and risk in order to find a way forward.
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The film will be led by Jenny Slate (Gifted, Venom), along with Emmy nominee Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), Tony winner Alex Sharp (The Hustle) and Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, Sex Education). It will also feature Fridtjov Såheim, David Paymer, and Jessica Hecht.
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The Sunlit Night is directed by David Wnendt from a script also written by author Rebecca Dinerstein. It is produced by Slate, Fabian Gasmia, Ruben Thorkildsen, Michael B. Clark, and Alex Turtletaub. It had its world premiere at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.