11/24/2023 09:45 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

Mexico 2023 120 min Original version with English subtitles

by Amat Escalante

Script: Amat Escalante, Martín Escalante, Paulina Mendoza, DoP: Adrian Durazo, Editor: Fernanda de la Peza, Producers: Nicolas Celis, Fernanda de la Peza, Amat Escalante, Production: Pimienta Films, Tres Tunas Cine, Carcava Cine, Cast: Juan Daniel García Treviño, Ester Expósito, Bábara Mori, Fernando Bonilla, Jero Medina
Emiliano lives in a small mining town in Mexico. Motivated by a deep sense of justice, he searches for those responsible for the disappearance of his activist mother who was standing up for local jobs against an international mining company. Receiving no help from the police or judicial system, he finds a clue that leads him to the wealthy Aldama family, where he meets a famous artist, his celebrity wife and their beautiful daughter. It’s not long before he has a job at their home and becomes determined to uncover the secrets beneath the surface.

Between 2018 and 2021, director Amat Esacalante shot seven episodes of the Netflix series NARCOS: MEXICO. In LOST IN THE NIGHT, he once again illuminates how crime and corruption erode Mexican society.

Amat Escalante, born in 1979, is a self-taught filmmaker from the city of Guanajuato/Mexico, who began his career in cinema at the age of 15. His debut feature, BLOOD, received the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. With his third feature HELI, he won the Best Director Award at Cannes in 2013. His fourth feature film, THE UNTAMED, won the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival in 2016. From 2018 to 2021, he directed multiple episodes of the successful Netflix series NARCOS: MEXICO. His fifth feature film, LOST IN THE NIGHT, premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography (selection): 2005 BLOOD, 2008 THE BASTARDS, 2013 HELI, 2016 THE UNTAMED, 2018–2021 NARCOS: MEXICO (TV series, 7 episodes), 2023 LOST IN THE NIGHT

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