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Sundown

Venezia 78 Competition

Director:
Michel Franco
Production:
Teorema (Michel Franco, Eréndira Núñez Larios, Cristina Velasco L.)
Running Time:
83’
Language:
English, Spanish
Country:
Mexico, France, Sweden
Main Cast:
Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Iazua Larios, Henry Goodman, Albertine Kotting McMillan, Samuel Bottomley
Screenplay:
Michel Franco
Cinematographer:
Yves Cape
Editor:
Oscar Figueroa Jara, Michel Franco
Production Designer:
Claudio R. Castelli
Costume Designer:
Gabriela Fernández
Sound:
Alejandro de Icaza, Niklas Skarp

Synopsis

From writer-director Michel Franco comes a simmering, suspenseful sharp jolt: Alice and Neil Bennett are the core of a wealthy British family on vacation in Acapulco with younger members Colin and Alexa until a distant emergency cuts their trip short. When one relative disrupts the family’s tight-knit order, surprising tensions rise to the fore.

Director’s Statement

It is not a coincidence that Sundown takes place in Acapulco. It is shocking for me to witness the city where I spent childhood vacations turn to an epicenter of violence. Sundown springs from a necessity to explore a place that seems increasingly distant and foreign. This exploration of all perspectives present in Acapulco is also a character study, and a study of family dynamics. The sun occupies a primordial place; it hits always aggressively and directly. The image imperatively has to reflect two things: The characters’s emotional states and the violence prevalent in their surroundings.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION1: Michel Franco, Eréndira Núñez Larios, Cristina Velasco L. – Teorema
Blvd. Manuel Ávila Camacho Ext. 118 Int. Piso 17 - 01, Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo
11000 – Mexico City, Mexico
Tel. +52 5551063329
enunezlarios@gmail.com

WORLD SALES: Michael Weber – The Match Factory
Domstraße 60
50668 – Cologne, Germany
+49 02215397090
info@matchfactory.de
http://www.the-match-factory.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION:

PRESS OFFICE: Claudia Tomassini – Claudia Tomassini and Associates
Mob. +49 1732955794
claudia@claudiatomassini.com

US PRESS OFFICE: Emilie Spiegel – Cinetic Media
emilie@cineticmedia.com


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