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NIGHT OF THE SUNFLOWERS, THE

Spain / France / Poland, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Euro Debuts)

Director: Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo

NIGHT OF THE SUNFLOWERS, THE

“A bitter view of rural Spanish life rarely matched since Mario Camus' 80s brutal backwoods classic The Holy Innocents.” - Variety Unfurling through six interconnected parts, each pushing a different character to the fore, The Night of the Sunflowers is a gripping and impeccably acted thriller that creates a dense picture of a crime and its nefarious ripple effect. Pedro and Esteban are two speleologists who plan on investigating a recently discovered cave to determine its scientific value. Esteban's girlfriend, Gabi, comes along for the ride and waits patiently beside the cave's entrance for the two to emerge. When they finally do, they find her in a heightened state of shock that propels them to misguided vengeance. Highly celebrated on the Spanish national awards circuit.

D/S Jorge Sanchez-Cabezudo P Enrique Gonzalez Macho, Luis Galvao Teles, Michael Gentile WS Films Distribution L Spanish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/120mins

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