Flowing with surreal motion through a composition of short scenes, we follow different characters during a period of one night. Diving into their lives, peeking inside their homes, and roaming the empty streets. The flowers are in full bloom. Although their stories exist independently of each other, they are still intertwined under the watchful eye of the night.

Director’s statement
The development of this project started out of my desire to experiment with irregular movements and shapes of the human body, as well as to explore the possibilities of storytelling afforded by animation. Nighttime has always been a particularly inspiring time for me because of its soothing and mystical qualities, so with this film, I want to show its effect on people in a playful way employing elements of humor, surrealism, and grotesque. I’ve had an interest in floral motifs for a while and more recently began considering the potential of using them on film. The night-blooming flowers are unique in their subtle defiance of the norm by choosing darkness as their time for growth. On the other hand, they adapted this way to attract a smaller number of pollinators who are active during the night. This idea of a small, interconnected nocturnal community guided me while creating the characters and wondering about the activities of those who are awake at night.

Director and Scriptwriter
Kata Gugić

Country of production


Target audience

adults, young adults

Animation Technique

2D/hand drawn

Production company


Looking for

Co-producer, Festival representative, Animator(s)


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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