Uncovered Graves

Diana is unable to deal with any unpleasant truth. And fails to see that, under the same roof, her son is suffering something horrible while she pretends everything is okay.

  • Dante González Leal
  • Dante González Leal
  • Deyla Gutierrez
  • Joaquina de la Cruz
    Key Cast
  • Iazath Mendez
    Key Cast
  • Fernando Roldan
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Tumbas de Cal
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Psychological, Thriller, Reality
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Monterrey International Film Festival
    Monterrey, Nuevo León.
    August 22, 2022
    World premiere.
    Official Selection KinoStart
  • Festival VicFilm
    Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
    September 3, 2022
    Selección Regional
  • International Festival and Showcase of Short Films Creative Short UDCI
    Baja California
    September 23, 2022
  • Sustefest. International Suspense Terror and Sci-Fi Film Festival
    October 28, 2022
  • Tamatán Mexican Film Festival
    November 5, 2022
  • Stuff Mx. International Festival of Independent Film in Mexico.
    Ciudad de México
    November 12, 2022
  • International Festival of Film with Alternative Media. FICMA.
    Ciudad de México
    November 22, 2022
  • MICMXIFF Muestra Itinerante de Cine MX
    Ciudad de México
    February 17, 2023
Director Biography - Dante González Leal

Dante González Leal, born in 1996, is from Monterrey, Nuevo León, MX. In 2017 he started studying a bachelor's degree in language and audiovisual production, in the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León college. His experiences among hostile family environments, mental health and economic struggle have inspired him to share stories of people that feel trapped and need to break out.

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Director Statement

"I wanted to tell a story about the consequences of remaining silent in front of the pain of others, specially in abuse situations. With my team's help, I approached this by attempting to abstract the very experience of a hostile domestic environment based on my own experiences, and translating that abstraction into the cinematographic language of the short film; Creating frames that, with a different lightning and color grading, would probably be just some casual everyday family, but filled it with an ominous atmosphere both visually and sonically, we can get to represent something that is supposed to be one thing (A family, a home), but it's not. And remaining silent will not change that."