From harsh urban glares to the subdued daylight and fluid shadows of a remote mountain village in Spain – lightness and darkness merge into an ever present leitmotif in this Spanish thriller. Santi, a teenage boy, is marginalised by a severe allergy to sunlight. If overexposed, he breaks out in deforming blisters. He dreams of a better life in the long nights of Lapland, however, his mother settles instead for life in a small Spanish village. Wedged deeply into a mountain valley, it is shielded naturally from sunlight most of the day. Almost immediately after their arrival, two murders occur, linked to an unknown presence in the forest and to Santi himself. But things are not what they seem. Santi is not the only one who has fled light to seek solace in darkness.

Friday, September 26th, 8:00pm at the Star St-Exupéry
Saturday, September 27th, 2:00pm at the Star St-Exupéry


Country: Spain

Year: 2007

Duration: 1hr 37

Version: Spanish, french and english subtitles

Cast & Credits

Director: Isidro Ortiz

Producer: Alvara Augustin, Ramon Vidal

Screenplay: Isidro Ortiz, Jose Gamo

Cinematography: Josep M. Civit

Editing: Bernat Aragones

Music: Fernanco Velasquez

Special effects: Arturo Balceiro, Jose M. Meneses

Cast: Junio Valverde, Mar Sodupe, Blanca Suadrez, Jimmy Barrnatan