Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Novice Danish filmmaker Thomas Schindel, fancying himself a pocket-edition Ingmar Bergman, begins making a film about his childhood in the village of Arhus. His flashbacks take shape as a film within a film, with occasional marked contrasts between what shows up on screen and what really happened. Things get even more Pirandellian when Schindel's vision is occasionally compromised by the reactions of his been-there-done-that film crew. It may not be 8 1/2 or Day for Night; still, Arhus by Night is a captivating encapsulation of a director's creative process.