The Night Train


Directed by Jerry Carlsson



15 min






Swedish French


Oskar is on the night train, heading home after an interview in Stockholm. With a long night ahead of him, he makes eye contact with Ahmad.
For the first time he meets the gaze of someone who feels the same desire as he does.


Première at Venice Film Festival


In The Night Train I revisit this memory that made me redefine who I wanted to be. It is a film about longing, and that moment when you decide, or not decide, to follow your desires. - Jerry Carlsson



  • Venice International Film Festival | Orizzonti Short Films Competition
  • Valladolid International Film Festival • Rainbow Spike Award
  • Alcine Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares


  • Aspen Shortsfest

Cast & Crew

  • Cast:Erik Nilsson, Khalil Ben Gharbia
  • Script:Jerry Carlsson
  • Cinematographer:Marcus Dineen
  • Editor:Anton Hemgren, Jerry Carlsson
  • Sound design & mix:Manne Kjellander
  • Producer:Frida Mårtensson
  • Production Company:Verket Produktion
  • Co-production Company:Sveriges Television, Filmpool Nord, Haut et Court

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