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The Longest Night

The Longest Night

La Mala Noche

Together with a crew consisting of 80% women, director Gabriela Calvache delivers this bold and affecting feature debut about the real-world issues of human trafficking and the mafia which preys on the victims, mostly poor women and children, of natural disasters in Latinamerica.

Dana (Noëlle Schönwald) is a smart and beautiful woman who is forced to resort to prostitution to make a living. All she wants is her freedom so that she may reunite with her daughter in Colombia. Enduring with false hope, Dana must surrender most of her income to the leader of a human trafficking ring who both protects and exploits her. When her daughter's illness and an addiction to pharmaceutical drugs prevent Dana from delivering her usual share, she struggles to pay off the debt. But an unexpected event will give her the opportunity she needs to break free from her captor and take justice into her own hands.

NominatedSXSW Gamechanger Award, SXSW Film Festival 2019

Please note the film will screen with English subtitles during the festival.

Gabriela Calvache
Noëlle Schönwald, Cristian Mercado, Jaime Tamariz
2019 | 95 min | Ecuador, Mexico | Drama, Thriller
Spanish with English subtitles
18+ (exemption)