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A Moonless Night

(Una noche sin luna)
Uruguay, 2014

Spanish with English subtitles.

A divorced taxi driver shows up with a black eye at the home of his ex-wife’s new family; he’s been invited to dinner and he desperately wants to reconnect with his young daughter. A professional magician’s car breaks down and he ends up spending an emotionally intense night with a young, widowed toll booth worker. A singer-songwriter serving a lengthy prison sentence is released for one night to perform at a local community centre. These three deeply engaging stories about yearning for connection unfold in parallel, one New Year’s Eve in a small town in central Uruguay, balancing the universality of human suffering with a powerful sense of hope. Palm Springs International Film Festival

“One night in the lives of four differently lonely, ungrounded souls is portrayed with delicacy and gentle wit... the film plays out a little like three Raymond Carver stories relocated and reworked for the screen.”
Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

Durante la noche de Año nueve, tres personajes llegan a un pueblo perdido en el campo uruguayo: Antonio, un mago de fiestas populares que pretende llegar al club para hacer su rutina, Laura una mujer solitaria trabajadora de la zona y César quien viaja para visitar a su hija Lucía de cinco años. En búsqueda de una felicidad temporal estas tres almas solitarias se encuentran en el camino de Una Noche sin Luna. Después de varios años, el cine uruguayo regresa a Vancouver con esta imprescindible cinta. 

5:30 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Germán Tejeira (b. 1982, Montevideo, Uruguay) directed the short films Gol, Matrioshka and, with Julián Goyoaga, The Dead Man, and co-wrote the screenplay for AninA. Tejeira’s feature debut, A Moonless Night, premiered at the San Sebastián Film Festival and won Best Film at the Zurich International Film Festival.


Director/Writer: Germán Tejeira
Producers: Julián Goyoaga, Juan Carlos Maristany
Cinematographer: Magela Crosignani
Editors: Julián Goyoaga, Germán Tejeira
Cast: Daniel Melingo, Roberto Suárez, Marcel Keroglián, Elisa Gagliano