DARK SUNS

a film by Julien Elie

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"A monumental work

on Mexico's disappeared.

SOUNDVENUE

"Film of the year."

ANDRÉ DUSCEHNE, LA PRESSE+

"A truly terrific piece of cinema

in its own right."

BATTLE ROYAL WITH CHEESE

"Dark Suns is utterly vital

and haunting"

Film Inquiry 

"A version of Mexico that has

rarely been captured on camera.."

FILMOTOMY

"Dark suns invites us to rise up against crime and impunity"
JORGE VOLPI, REFORMA

An elusive evil has taken over Mexico. Twenty years ago, the screams of young women echoed in the northern regions of the country, victims of unprecedented misogynistic fury. Behind the volcanoes of the capital, hundreds more suffered the same fate in recent years. Elsewhere, farmers, students as well as travellers disappear from roads while several journalists are gunned down. This climate of impunity opens the door to all abuses, and the entire country lives in terror. Some raise their voices, denouncing and investigating, while others, armed with shovels and trying to avoid ambushes, look for the missing people. As testimonies and discoveries add up, the truth slowly emerges.

RESUME

DARK SUNS a film by Julien Elie 

Written and directed by Julien Elie Cinematographers Ernesto Pardo, François Messier-Rheault

Picture editor Aube Foglia Original music Mimi Allard
Sound Daniel Capeille, Gabriel Villegas, Mimi Allard, Bernard Gariépy Strobl
Production manager Amaia Aldamiz Executive producer Richard Brouillette
Producer Julien Elie
Produced by Cinéma Belmopán and División Del Norte 

154 min. | B&W | 2018

TRAILER

FESTIVALS 2018-19-20

Novembre, noviembre, November 2018

RIDM, Montréal, Canada

 

Février, Febrero, Feburary 2019

Festival Ambulante de Mexico, CDMX

True / False, Columbia, Missouri, USA

FICUNAM, CDMX, Mexico

FICG, Guadalajara, Mexico

Mars, marzo, March 2019

CPH DOX, Copenhagen, Danemark

Avril, abril, April 2019

BAFICI, Buenos Aires, Argentina

37º International Film Festival of Uruguay, Montevideo

Art of Real at Film Society of Lincoln Center,

NYC, USA

Mai, mayo, May 2019

DOXA, Vancouver

Against Gravity, Poland

Doc-Cévennes, Lasalle, France

DocsBarcelona, España

Docs Days, Austin, TX, USA

DOCAVIV, Tel Aviv, Israel

Juin, junio, June 2019

Sheffield Doc Fest, UK

Juillet, julio, July 2019

FIDMarseille, Marseille, France

NZFF, New Zealand 

Août, agosto, August

DOKUFEST, Prizren, Kosovo

MIFF, Melbourne, Australia

PUCP, festival de Lima, Peru

Septembre, septiembre, September

Cine Migrantes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

ART OF THE REAL, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Film Fest Hamburg, Allemagne

Zurich Film Festival, Suisse

 

Octobre, October

The Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival, Allemagne

Nashville Film Fest, Tenesse, USA

Double Exposure, Washington DC, USA

Cambridge Film Festival, UK

23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

Novembre, noviembre, November

64th Cork Film Festival

21e Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá. Colombia

Décembre, diciembre, December

Rencontres du documentaire de Montreuil, France

FIDOCS, Santiago du Chili

PUY TA CUXLEJALTIC , Chiapas, Mexique

Avril, abril, april 2020

LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International