L'Étrange Festival - XXIInd edition - September 7 - 18 2016
Version française
The darkness poster The darkness
The darkness poster

The darkness

Las tinieblas - 2016 - Color - 91 mn - Original version with English subtitles - Mexico, France - Fantasy
Directed by : Daniel Castro Zimbrón. Produced by : Pablo Zimbrón Alva. Screenplay by : Daniel Castro Zimbrón, Denis Languerand. Editing : Daniel Castro Zimbrón, Yulene Olaizola, Natalia Lopez. Photography : Diego Garcia. Music by : Carlo Ayhllon. With : Brontis Jodorowsky, Aliocha Sotnikoff Ramos, Camila Robertson Glennie
World premiere - International competition.

The young Argel lives cloistered in a lost hut, in a forest surrounded by a menacing fog, with his father, his sister, Luciana and his older brother Marco. When Marco mysteriously disappears, Argel does everything in his power to look for him.

Between initiatory tale and psychological thriller, Daniel Castro Zimbrón weaves a minimalistic and snappy story that reminds us of Andrei Tarkovski, Rolf De Heer's Bad Boy Bubby or even John Carpenter's Fog. Although it this is mostly painters that the filmmaker quotes in his references : Caravaggio, Vermeer and Rembrandt. With this second part of The Light's trilogy, Zimbrón and Brontis Jodorowsky (El Topo, Endless poetry) team up again after the solar Tau. Undoubtedly one of the discoveries of this year's edition.

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Wednesday 7 September 2016 - 19:00 - Showroom 500 - In the presence of the director Daniel Castro Zimbrón and the actor Brontis Jodorowsky
Tuesday 13 September 2016 - 17:45 - Showroom 300