Luces del Desierto | Desert Lights

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Desert Lights
Some strange lights appear at night in the Mexican desert. The residents tell us what they’ve seen: fire, a fireball, lights flying, lightning falling from the sky and a flash. The singularity of each experience builds a complete story narrated by a choir of people. An encounter with this strange phenomena can be surprising, dangerous or even fatal.
The night isn’t as dark as it seems. The desert is full of all kinds of living beings. This emptiness is the place for everyone. Desert Lights invites us to open our eyes wide in the twilight and to listen to the sounds hidden in the blackness. A horror movie, in the darkness of the desert.

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FESTIVALS: World Premiere at Rotterdam Film Festival (Nl, 2021), Camdem Internation Film Festival (USA, 2021), Punto de Vista (Es, 2021), FICUNAM (Mx, 2021), Vilnius Film Festival (Lt, 2021), BFI London Festival (Uk, 2021), L’Alternativa CCBB (Es, 2021), Guanajuato Film Festival (Mx, 2021), Tacoma Film Festival (USA, 2021), Frontera Sur (Cl, 2021), Arica Doc (Cl, 2021), Split Video Art Festival (Hr, 2021), Iowa City Docs (USA, 2021), Muestra de cine Mexicano (Es, 2021), Côté Court (Fr, 2021), Film Optico (Es, 2021), Signes de Nuit Bangkok (Th, 2021), Cinema Planeta (Mx, 2021), Festival del Cinema Di Cefalu (It, 2021), Les Reflets du Cinéma Ibérique et Latino Américain (Fr, 2021), Shorts Mexico (Mx, 2021), Collected Voices (USA, 2021), Rencontres cinématographiques de Cerbère-Portbou (Fr, 2021), Sala 7B San Luis Potosi (Mx, 2021), Festival en Ville (Be, 2021), Libre Festival Merida (Mx, 2021), Maison du Parc National et de la Vallée de Luz Saint Sauveur (Fr, 2021), Verashort Veracruz Short Film (Mx, 2021), Nature Film Festival (Au, 2021), Cinema Nova (Be, 2021), Montevideo World Film Festival (Ur, 2021),

PRIZES : Grand Prize Video Art at Côté Court (2021), Best Short Film at FilmOptico (2021), Honorific Mention at Cinema Planeta (2021),

DISTRIBUITOR: Argos (Be), Heure Exquise ! (Fr), Light Cone (Fr),

PRESS: Metáfora del final, Entrevista en Revista Caligari (Argentina), Conversation with May Adadol during IFFR (English), Altered States on Cinea (English), Conversation on Europa Latina (Spanish), Simulacro Mag (Spanish), Duart (English), Filmsinframe (English),

RADIO: France Culture “l’Encyclopédie pratique des Mauvais genres” (Fr, 2021)

Technical Specifications:
Date of Finalisation: January 2021
Duration: 29min58sec
Picture: Color, 24fps
Screenings: DCP, Apple Pro Res & QuickTime H264
Sound: Stereo and 5.1

Cast: Adrián Acosta, Alonso de La Presa, Clemente Vigil Guevara, David Flores, Dionisio Domínguez Bustos, Dulce Moreno Leija, Ernesto Moreno Rodríguez, Felipe Acosta, Francisca Villalobos, Irineo Leija Saldaña, Joel Acosta, Rogelio de Cabecitas, Juan Pablo Acosta, Luz Bustos, Paula Coronado Alvarado, Pedro de Tanque Dolores, Raúl Leija Vásquez, Roberto Hieber Boker, Salvador Lara, Valentin Bustos & Yassein Gonzalez.

Crew:
Sound Recording: Pierre Costard & Félix Blume
Color Correction: Samanta Do Amaral
VFX: Daniel Zepeda
Editing, Sound Design, Camera, Mixing: Félix Blume