Milk of the Night (Nattens Smil)

Nominated for

Best Short Documentary

Directed by

Lulu Roos

29' • Denmark • 2020

In Milk of the Night we follow the friends Selma and Josefine, who live together in Copenhagen. Selma plays the classical harp and struggles to return to everyday life after being admitted to the psychiatric ward, and Josefine dreams of breaking through as an actress, but is often struck by resistance or despair. The film explores their quest for meaning in life, and delves into the existential questions it entails. Through it all, they are young women with a great will and drive in life, who sometimes find it difficult to rest in the infinite presence of the present. Does perfection exist or are we as human beings on an eternal journey?