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When Night Is Falling


94 minutes

Patricia Rozema

Production Year

Short Film


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"Perfectly played . . . An erotic leap of faith." – The New York Times

From filmmaker Patricia Rozema (I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, Into the Woods), When Night Is Falling is one of the all-time classics of lesbian cinema! A female college professor has a chance encounter with a beautiful young circus performer who transforms her predictable life into an electrifyingly erotic adventure.

Successful in her teaching job at a conservative religious college, Camille (Pascale Bussières) looked forward to marrying her adoring, minister boyfriend (Henry Czerny) and settling down to the conventions of family and career. But a chance encounter with a beautiful, irresistibly sensuous young female circus performer named Petra (Rachael Crawford) is about to transform Camille’s predictable life into an electrifyingly erotic adventure. Captivated by Petra’s impulsive sexuality and passionately free spirit, Camille is drawn into a world whose existence she never dared imagined: A world of hypnotic sensuality, rapturous self-discovery and exquisite erotic pleasure. Now, walking an emotional high-wire between the familiar past and the forbidden future, Camille must choose between the love she can’t forget... and the desire she can’t resist.

"Irresistible! A beautiful film!" – Village Voice

"A lushly told dramatic tale." – AfterEllen.com

DELUXE EDITION: This special Deluxe Edition comes with a Bonus Extra 18-minute "The Making Of" featurette!

When Night Is Falling

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