A vertiginous, infinite and unique walk through every nighttime setback. Sex, drugs and drinking alternate between encounter and encounter, creating a above-board follow-on in front of a camera as curious as it is audacious, that dares to cover everything.
Extraordinary in the strictest sense of the term, La noche displays a clinical coldness as well as the secret conviction that film is the instrument of the unique. The director travels the night in order to lead an endless marathon of sexual encounters, drug-taking, alcohol and casual friendships and finally finding the difference in the incessant flow of a routine that works as rebuttal and conjuring of ordinary life. Castro’s images give out an aura of unsuspected truth and beauty and assault the viewer with a strength that most films put aside, perhaps out of modesty, or maybe for lack of courage. The camera glued to the body, out-of-focus shots and ambient sound shape an impious journey whose destination could be the brief encounter with one’s own ghosts, without no epiphanies or moral commentary. DO
D, G: Edgardo Castro F: Soledad Rodríguez E: Miguel de Zuviría S: Gabriel Barredo, Guillermo Lombardi, Juan Martín Jimena, Monociclo Estudio P: Florencia de Mugica, Edgardo Castro, Agustín Torre PE: Florencia de Mugica, Edgardo Castro CP: Bomba Cine, El Pampero Cine I: Dolores Guadalupe Olivares, Edgardo Castro, Federico Figari, Paula Ituriza, Willy Prociuk, Luis Leiva
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He was born in Buenos Aires in 1970. He has worked as a director, actor and visual artist. He worked in film with Martín Rejtman, Mariano Llinás, Diego Lerman, Albertina Carri and Alejo Moguillansky, among others. He is founder of the KRAAP Group (dance-theater), which started in the year 2000. The Night is his first film.