30.09. - 09.10.2021

Dark Suns Canada 2018 | 155 min | OV with English subtitles | Black & White | FF 2019

Julien Elie

JULIEN ELIE is a documentary film-maker from Montreal who realized his first work in the early 2000s. Dark Suns, which has won numerous prizes, is his first film for 15 years.

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DOCUMENTARY An epic search for traces of countless unsolved murders in Mexico. Since the 1970s, thousands of people have been murdered in Mexico. Apart from their families, no-one is interested in these cases. Julien Elie collects evidence from relatives, journalists and lawyers who want to break down the walls of silence. The film uses impressive imagery to tell stories from a lawless country, where the state abandons its citizens to the mercy of the terrorism of criminal cartels. It links crimes from all over the country, from the notorious femicides in Juarez to murdered journalists in Veracruz. The result is a great work of impressive impact, which is only fitting, considering the extent of the abyss which it dares to explore.

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Original title: Soleils Noirs
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Julien Elie
Screenplay: Julien Elie
Producer: Julien Elie
Director of Photography: Ernesto Pardo, François Messier-Rheault
Music: Mimi Allard
Production Design: Amaia Aldamiz
Editor: Aube Foglia
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Dogwoof Global
Production: Cinéma Belmopán; División Del Norte Distribution Fun Film
Contact: Luke Brawley, Dogwoof Global:


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