a film by Julien Elie
"A monumental work
on Mexico's disappeared.
"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
"A version of Mexico that has
rarely been captured on camera.."
"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.
DARK SUNS a film by Julien Elie
Written and directed by Julien Elie I Cinematographers Ernesto Pardo, François Messier-Rheault
Picture editor Aube Foglia I 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