LA MALA NOCHE
MEXICO/ECUADOR - 2019 - 95MIN - DRAMA - SPANISH - DCP/HD
LA MALA NOCHE
A film by Gabriela Calvache
A beautiful woman turns to prostitution. She must surrender her income to the leader of a human trafficking ring, but her daughter’s illness and a drug addiction prevent her from delivering her usual share. An unexpected event will give her the opportunity to stop obeying and take justice into her own hands.
Original language: SPANISH
Produced by: Cinetica Films & Cine Canibal
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Gabriela Calvache was born in Ambato, a small city in the Ecuadorean Andes. Her short film “En espera” (On Hold) premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR, 2011) and earned awards in festivals in Japan, France, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil. It was included in the Native section of the Berlin Film Festival (2015) and International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2011), among others. Her short film “Hay cosas que no se dicen” (Things You Never Say) premiered at the Mar del Plata Film Festival (Argentina) and got selected at several festivals, such as, Guadalajara (Mexico), Cinema Jove (Spain), and São Paulo (Brazil), among others. It was also shown in the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, USA (2007). “LA MALA NOCHE” (The Longest Night) is her debut film. This project was selected at the Europe - Latin America Coproduction Forum in the 2013 San Sebastian Film Festival, among others. Calvache wrote the script of the movie “Impulso” (Impulse), winner of the Gran Premio Flechazo 2009 award of the Toulouse Latin America Film Festival. She produced the documentary “Asier y yo” (Asier and I), winner of the Irizar award at the 2013 San Sebastian Film Festival; co-produced the documentary “Después de la neblina” (When Clouds Clear), winner of the Social Justice Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and was the producer of the documentaries “El Comité” (The Committee), winner of the George de Beauregard award at FIDMarseille 2006, and “Con mi corazón en Yambo” (With My Heart in Yambo), premiered at IDFA 2011. She’s currently producing the short film “Capital” from director Julliette Trujillo, documentary “Hijos de la Luz” (Children of light) from directors Misha Vallejo and Isadora Romero, and developing the work of fiction “La Manada” (The Wolfpack).