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Six lonely insomniacs wander the streets of a melancholic city at night in search of affection, meaning, identity and a pug dog.

  • Arturo Baltazar
  • Arturo Baltazar
  • Renato Moncayo
  • Chantal Rodríguez
  • Karina Hurtado
    Key Cast
    "Office worker"
  • Liliana Arreola
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    "Party girl"
  • Oscar Cisneros
    Key Cast
  • Manuel Ramos
    Key Cast
    "Homeless man"
  • Yolihuani Curiel Balzaretti
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    20 minutes 4 seconds
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    February 10, 2019
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  • 34th Guadalajara International Film Festival
    Guadalajara, Jalisco
    March 8, 2019
    Mexican Premiere
Director Biography - Arturo Baltazar

Born and raised in Mexico, he graduated with a BA in Filmmaking in 2017 at the University of Guadalajara. His short films have been shown in several film festivals in Mexico and abroad. He currently works in the development of his debut feature "Abyssal fish".

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Director Statement

One of the things I felt strongly about in the making of Nightcrawlers is that I wanted this film to have its own language, both tonally and structurally. Since we shot it for over two years, I used all sorts of methods and found myself inventing and improvising things along the way, the creative process was very much alike as shooting a documentary. I tried to create the feeling of melancholy and isolation surrounded by big developing cities in third world countries such as Mexico. It was somewhat funny to me how the bigger the city, the more lonely you feel sometimes. That’s why I saw the city as a sort of character of its own that’s present throughout the film.

It was important to me to explore the consequences of this relationship between the city and the individual, how we inhabit the city but the city and its scenarios also inhabit us and define pretty much the way our relationships are built as well as our identity. I believe this monstrous and unplanned cities are making us incapable of connecting with each other.