Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro Verónica Quintela, Manuel Pumares, Suso Meilán
Spain / 2019 / Galician, Spanish / 90 minutes / DCP / Colour
It is the 1970s, the final years of Franco’s fascist dictatorship that gripped Spain for decades. Employing non-professional actors, and piecing together excerpts from letters and memoirs from political prisoners of the time, writer-director Cachafeiro (Arraianos, 41st) fashions a quietly haunting and mesmerizing portrait of a country shell-shocked by political upheaval. At once a precisioncrafted period reconstruction, and a timeless cautionary fable, Endless Night is a stirring story of unwavering resilience amongst the poor and the powerless.