SYNOPSIS: Once upon a time there was a mother who was no longer going to exist. The film deals with parents who wish they could tell their children that every story has a happy ending. But then one morning, the thing that they had not dared to say out loud really does happen, while they are sound asleep, dreaming that everything is how it used to be.
Det var en gång en mamma som inte längre skulle få finnas till. Filmen handlar om föräldrar som önskar att dom kunde säga till sina barn att alla sagor slutar bra. Men en natt händer det dom inte vågat sätt ord på, medan familjen sover och drömmer att allt är som förut.
The Swedish National Film Award "The Golden Bug" for best Swedish short of the year 2005.
The 2005 Cultural Scholarship given by the City of Stockholm with the following motivation: “Maja Lindström’s film A night story clearly shows that 3D-animation is not only suited for childrens films. The immense grief that strikes a family is portrayed with poetry and great anticipation. It is impossible to not be deeply moved by her film.”
A Special Mention at Nordisk Panorama - 5 cities Film Festival, Bergen, Norway in 2005, with the following motivation: "The Special Mention is awarded to a film that uses simple elements and manners to express complex ideas and feelings. The soundtrack, imagery, and storyline all work together to create an authentic atmosphere and address a profound experience."