Between Night and Day

(Entre la noche y el dia)
Mexico, 2011
Duration: 
01:19

Director: Bernardo Arellano Producers: April Shannon, Henner Hoffman, Liliana Pardo Screenplay: Bernardo Arellano Cinematographer: Damián Aguilar Editor: Bernardo Arellano Music: Darío Arellano Principal Cast: Francisco Cruz, Arcelia Ramírez, Carmen Beato, Gabino Rodríguez, Joaquín Cosío

A deeply sensitive tale of a middle-aged autistic man named Francisco, who must live with his brother’s family because he is deemed unable to fend for himself. There he lives a solitary life, ignored and locked up. His only moments of freedom are his visits to the park where one day he finds a lost baby animal and secretly brings it home to look after it. However, its discovery will unleash a chain of events that will have Francisco struggling to regain the tiniest control over his destiny.

Just when Francisco’s life becomes inhuman and unbearable, the script turns a cathartic, totally unexpected corner. Deborah Young

Esta es la historia que narra la historia de Francisco, un hombre de mediana edad, que es forzado a vivir con la familia de su hermano, debido a su condición de autista. Francisco permanece ignorado, encerrado bajo llave. La única actividad que puede hacer en libertad es salir a caminar al parque por las tardes. Un día, encuentra una rata y la toma por mascota, la cuida y la esconde en su cuarto hasta que la descubren y esto lo lleva a una serie de eventos que lo harán retomar control de su vida. Este es un relato de un dramatismo real fascinante.

01-Sep-2012
5:00 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Bernardo Arellano was born in Mexico City in 1981. Entre la noche y el día won the Industry Award for Films in Progress at San Sebastián. It screened at festivals in Tokyo, Guadalajara and Warsaw and won awards at Trieste, Lleida and Amiens. It was honoured with the Best Mexican First Feature Award at Guanajuato.