|Out on:||Theatrical 24th Nov. 2023|
Sovereign is proud to announce that award-winning Mexican director Amat Escalante’s powerful thriller LOST IN THE NIGHT will receive its UK premiere at the 2023 BFI London Film Festival, as part of the ‘Thrill’ section, and Escalante will be attending as Jury President of the Official Competition at the festival. The film will be released in UK cinemas on 24th November.
From acclaimed Mexican director Amat Escalante, following Heli, for which he won Best Director at Cannes in 2013, and The Untamed, which won him the Best Director prize at Venice in 2016, comes LOST IN THE NIGHT, a taut, engrossing thriller that blends traditional elements of Latin American cinema with astute social commentary on Mexican society and contemporary influencer culture.
The film, which premiered at Cannes this year, stars Juan Daniel García Treviño (Narcos México), and Latin American influencer superstar Ester Expósito, who has 27 million followers, and features a superb score by Stranger Things composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein.
The film is written by Amat Escalante in collaboration with his brother Martín Escalante and Paulina Mendoza. The director is known for casting non-professional actors in his films, and in 2020 he held an open audition to find actors for LOST IN THE NIGHT. “This is a film that has taken me a long time to make,” says Escalante, “where I'm trying new things and playing with different ways of telling a story of my interests in Mexico, in the form of a thriller and at the same time maintaining my personal vision.”
Synopsis: Emiliano lives in a small mining town in Mexico. Motivated by a deep sense of justice, he searches for those responsible for the disappearance of his activist mother who was standing up for local jobs against an international mining company. Receiving no help from the police or judicial system, he finds a clue that leads him to the wealthy Aldama Family, where he meets a famous artist, his celebrity wife and their beautiful daughter. It's not long before he has a job at their home and becomes determined to uncover the secrets beneath the surface.
LOST IN THE NIGHT WILL BE SHOWING AT THE BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL AHEAD OF ITS RELEASE IN SELECTED UK CINEMAS ON 24th NOVEMBER 2023
LOST IN THE NIGHT: FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
Lost in the Night has been shown at the Cannes Films Festival, The BFI London Film Festival, and the Munich Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best International Film.
Sovereign releases auteur-driven feature films in the UK, from emerging and established international talent. Our carefully curated titles have played to strong critical and audience acclaim, often premiering at renowned international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlinale, Toronto, Venice and many more.
Previously acquired titles include Peru’s entry into the Oscars Song Without A Name, which screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival; Philippine crime drama Verdict, which received the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize at the 76th Venice Film Festival; historical drama Malmkrog, which won Best Director in the Encounter section and opened the 70th Berlin Film Festival; Argentinian psychological thriller A Common Crime, which received its world premiere at the 70th Berlin Film Festival; Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn, which won the Golden Bear at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival; and Kirill Serebrennikov’s Petrov’s Flu, winner of the prestigious CTS Artist award at last year’s Cannes Film festival, and also nominated for the Palme d’Or; Memoria, from Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul, starring Tilda Swinton, which won the Cannes Jury Prize in 2021; Bolivian director Kiro Russo’s The Great Movement, winner of the Special Jury Prize in the Horizons strand at the 2021 Venice Film Festival; Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness, starring Woody Harrelson, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival; Bent Hamer’s award-winning The Middle Man starring Pål Sverre Hagen and Paul Gross; and Francisca Alegría’s The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; the thriller Inside, from writer/director Vasilis Katsoupis and starring Willem Dafoe; and the World War Two drama A Forgotten Man.