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Against Night

Directed by Stefan Kubicki

Short Narrative
USA | 28 minutes | 2015

Set in the 1960s, a crash landing in Mongolia forces a cosmonaut to confront the loss of his wife and young daughter years earlier.

Against Night - Stefan KubickiStefan Kubicki

Stefan Kubicki was born in Rochester, New York, and raised between Poland and North Dakota. He worked as a policy analyst at a UN-based think tank in New York before moving to Poland to study at the renowned National Film School in Łodź, where he wrote and directed his first film: EAST (WSCHÓD), a post-apocalyptic coming of age tale shot partly in the Chernobyl Zone of Alienation. He is a recent graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory’s directing program, where his thesis project, AGAINST NIGHT, won the AFI Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award and was nominated for a Student Academy Award.

Against Night Poster

Film Information

Director: Stefan Kubicki
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: Russian
Runtime: 28 minutes


Producers: Saba Zerehi
Writer: Stefan Kubicki
Editor: Shayar Bhansali
Nico Navia
Production Designer: Aleksandra Zgorska

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Principal Cast

BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival