The Long Night Of Francisco Sanctis

  |  Book Tickets: 26/10/2016
  |  78 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Director: Andrea Testa and Francisco Márquez. Starring: Diego Velázquez, Laura Paredes, Valeria Lois, Marcelo Subiotto, Rafael Federman. Argentina 2016. 80 mins. Spanish with English subtitles. Buenos Aires, 1977. Francisco Sanctis, a family man living an eventless life, receives information about an upcoming kidnapping operation by soldiers of the dictatorship. He starts to question where he stands in relation to the paralyzing terror that surrounds him. In a race against the night, Francisco needs to make the most important decision of his life: will he try to save innocent lives by risking his own? Based on the novel by the same title by Humberto Costantini , The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis was awarded Best Film and Best Actor prizes at BAFICI 2016. The film takes us on a harrowing but seductively chiaroscuro journey through the alleys and buildings of Buenos Aires by night: ill-lit, claustrophobic, nameless and faceless. Anxiously accompanying Francisco as he battles to decide how to deal with the hand that history has dealt him, we are witness to a conflict that is both personal and universal – and entirely topical. CFF 15