WINNER OF A GOLDEN LION FOR BEST IMMERSIVE STORY AT THE VENICE BIENNALE 2021
“End of Night” is a cinematic VR experience about the tormenting memories of one man’s escape from Denmark to Sweden during WWII.
1943. You are sitting in a boat with Josef. He is rowing from Nazi-occupied Denmark to safety in neutral Sweden. As the boat crosses the ocean, the sea gives way to the streets and people that populate his mind. Your journey together becomes a living landscape of painful recollections from the night of his escape. As dawn draws near, you will witness the trauma of escape and the guilt of surviving – when loved ones are left behind.
“End of Night” is an artistic mix of advanced technologies such as photogrammetry and volumetric video, blended together into a collage-like 3D universe. Although realistic in its depiction of war-torn Copenhagen, and based on real accounts, the fictional experience unfolds like dimly recalled fragments of a painful memory.
SOUND DESIGN by Mads Michelsen
MUSIC by William Basinski, Nicoline Hogstrand & Pauline Hogstrand