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Midnight Family Unclassified 18+

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

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Meet a family of unregistered paramedics cruising Mexico City’s streets in this frenetic eye-opener – winner of Best Documentary at the Hong Kong and Guadalajara film festivals, and Sundance’s Special Jury Award for cinematography.

Nine million people. Forty-five government-run ambulances. When an emergency occurs in Mexico’s capital, help isn’t always on its way. Running their own unlicensed paramedic service, the Ochoas endeavour to assist the ailing and injured in their times of need. But, while their hearts are firmly in the right place, the family business relies on a spate of uncomfortable truths – bribing corrupt police officers to receive calls, racing fellow private operators to accident scenes and finding customers who can pay.

Directing, shooting, editing and producing his sophomore feature, Luke Lorentzen straps in for a chaotic ride through a rough reality. Segueing from car chases to life-and-death moments to warm embraces – as captured with stunning on-the-ground detail – his empathetic yet probing documentary examines the challenges and consequences of relying upon civilians to supplement the city’s overflowing public health care system.

“Extraordinarily compelling to watch, thanks in part to Lorentzen’s kinetic and colorful presentation … Midnight Family [is] a constantly riveting film that wrings out every kind of emotion, from anger to laughter to utter bewilderment.” – Movable Feast

Guests: Luke Lorentzen

Tickets

4281
Tue 06 Aug 6:30 pm [4281]
Midnight Family (81 mins)
Kino 2 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
5391
Thu 08 Aug 9:00 pm [5391]
Midnight Family (81 mins)
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium
Past event
0871
Sat 17 Aug 9:00 pm [0871]
Midnight Family (81 mins)
Cinema Nova Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Director
Luke Lorentzen
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Madman Entertainment

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