Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } See Beyond

THE LONG NIGHT OF FRANCISCO SANCTIS
(La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis)

 

Year: 2016
Country: ARGENTINA
Run Time: 78 minutes

THE LONG NIGHT OF FRANCISCO SANCTIS
THE LONG NIGHT OF FRANCISCO SANCTIS
THE LONG NIGHT OF FRANCISCO SANCTIS
THE LONG NIGHT OF FRANCISCO SANCTIS

Set in the time of military dictatorship in late 1970s Buenos Aires, THE LONG NIGHT OF FRANCISCO SANCTIS tells the unbelievable tale of the aloof title character, who’s plucked from his mundane life into a dangerous world of political espionage. When Francisco first appears, the idea of being involved in anything of the sort seems preposterous. He’s a goofy, middle-aged family man, working hard for a job promotion that never comes. In fact, the work situation has turned him into a bit of a joke. This changes when he gets a call from an old college flame, who uses false pretenses to lure him into meeting her. His ex—known for her crazy conspiracy theory rants in college—needs Francisco’s help in alerting a couple who are supposedly about to be murdered by the government. Regardless of her nutty reputation, he eventually accepts the mission. His hesitation quickly turns to obsession, as the adrenaline brings excitement to his otherwise dull existence. Whether the mission is legit or not is a mystery, but this quirky, high-paced action-adventure proves that life is about the journey, not necessarily the destination. (In Spanish with subtitles) —E.F.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 9:00 PM

Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 9:40 AM

Sidebar
CINEMA EN ESPAÑOL

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Andrea Testa, Francisco Márquez

Andrea Testa and Francisco Márquez were born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They have previously worked on shorts and documentaries as writers and directors. Their first collaboration, THE LONG NIGHT OF FRANCISCO SANCTIS, won Best Film in the International Competition at the 2016 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema.

Filmography
THE LONG NIGHT OF FRANCISCO SANCTIS (2016)

Producer
Andrea Testa, Francisco Márquez, Luciana Piantanida

Screenwriting
Andrea Testa, Francisco Márquez

Cinematography
Federico Lastra

Editing
Lorena Moriconi

Principal Cast
Diego Velázquez, Laura Paredes, Valeria Lois, Marcelo Subiotto, Rafael Federman

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