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LONGA NOITE

Eloy Enciso | Spain | 2019 | 90 min
O.V in Galician subtitled in English and Spanish.
LONGA NOITE

Jean-Marie Straub says that "to make revolution is to bring old but forgotten things to the present". Following the Straubian principle, Enciso (Arraianos) talks about the beginning of that long night as allusion to Francoism. Personal experiences here break the official speech from the story of a man who returns to his hometown, in the Galician countryside, after the war, in a reunion loaded with the resentment of victorious and defeated. A dreamy nocturnal film that draws on the texts of figures such as Max Aub, Alfonso Sastre and Luis Seoane, and which finds in the past the keys to a present in crisis. Boccalino D'Oro at Locarno for Best Director.

Direction: Eloy Enciso
Script: Eloy Enciso
Cinematography: Mauro Herce
Editing: Patrícia Saramago
Sound: Joaquín Pachón, Juan Carlos Blancas, Miguel Martins
Cast: Misha Bies Golas, Nuria Lestegás, Celsa Araújo, Verónica Quintela, Manuel Pumares, Suso Meilán
Production: Beli Martínez
Production Company: Filmika Galaika

ELOY ENCISO

Meira, Lugo, 1975. He studied Environmental Sciences and later Documentary Directing at the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. In 2007, after his first short films, he completed his first documentary feature film, Pic-nic, which participated in international festivals and won prizes both in and outside Spain. Arraianos (2012), his first feature-length fiction film, had a long tour of festivals like Locarno, Viennale, Doclisboa, Montreal, BAFICI and Seville, the latter two winning the prize for best film. Then came Longa Noite, which won the Boccalino D'Oro for Best Director at Locarno, where it premiered. Enciso also works as a film programmer and teaches in workshops and courses.