Experiencing Interruptions?

Broken Night

After spending her night at a bar, Luisa (26), a self-empowered women, invites Antonio (27) to her place. Nevertheless, the night will be interrupted to Luisa when Antonio decides to not listen to her. Later that night, Luisa goes back to the bar where Antonio is and confronts him.

  • Esteban Garita Varela
    The Instinct
  • Esteban Garita Varela
  • Mickey Ryan Castillo
  • Mar Jimenez Sobrado
    Key Cast
  • Gabriel Romero
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Noche Rota
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Social, women
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Costa Rica
  • Country of Filming:
    Costa Rica
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Véritas University
  • Mecal Barcelona International Film Festival 2022
    Official Selection
  • Sehsüchte Film Festival 2022
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • ícaro Festival Internacional de Cine Centroamericano 2022

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Esteban Garita Varela

Esteban Garita, licentiate in cinema and television at Véritas University, with specialization in scriptwriting at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CDMX). His first fiction shortfilm "INSTINTO" won jury prize for best costarican shortfilm at the Ludico, 2018 and Shnit Playground San José, 2018. It was also official selection at the Brussels Shortfilm Festival, 2019, and winner of the French Television Award at the Torino Short Film Market 2018. He has taken instensive international workshops with several cinema professionals such as: Ariadna Ribas, editor (España, 2017), Marija Fridinovaite (Latvia, 2019). At this time, he is in distribution of his next documentary shortfilm, Moviles and developing his next fiction project.
Besides his interest in cinema carreer, Esteban also plays as a bassist with the national band Dylan Thomas..

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Director Statement

This shortfilm navegates through the long-sequence the fragility of consent and how easily it can be broken. It shows a night that seems to be going well and how in a matter of seconds is transformed into a violent and normalized situation.